Unexpected Asterisk | CPSI

UnexpectedAsteriskSay hello to my latest painting. This piece was inspired by the upcoming creativity conference by the Creative Education Foundation, CPSI. Known as the Creative Problem Solving Institute. The conference takes place this June and prides itself on creative solutions for complex business issues, helping professionals like you move ideas into action. One of the sponsors of this conference is Seed Strategy, Inc. where I work as SVP, Creative. This connection along with my passion as a fine artist lead to this outstanding opportunity to design, craft a painting and ultimately be facilitating a live community art project during the event!

During the process I had great time bringing this simple symbol we use and see all the time to life. The asterisk is a symbol that basically says something was omitted from the text. I wanted to celebrate that symbol and bring a whole new energy to it.

Unexpected Asterisk | 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas by Jeff Johns

While working several designs for how the asterisk could come to life, here’s one example of it in a lanyard card design for the 2019 event.

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If you’re looking to attend a creativity conference this year, be sure to check out CPSI. Also, be sure to check out this list by Seed Strategy of the top creativity conferences of 2019.


If you’re interested in a print or commissioning your own masterpiece call Jeff Johns today. 859.630.9657. Click here for the contact page.

St. Xavier, Cincinnati


This painting was commissioned by a couple married in this church, St. Xavier. To make this painting even more special, we worked the hands of the clock to the time they were married we also added the bride and grooms names and wedding date to the painting.

Here’s the final capture on this commission painting titled, St. Xavier, Cincinnati | 30″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas by Jeff Johns and Colin Daugherty, JJCDcollaborations

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If you’re interested in commissioning your own masterpiece call Jeff Johns today. 859.630.9657. Click here for the contact page.

Fine Art Promo Cards for JJCD Collaborations

With an art show right around the corner for JJCD Collaborations™ it’s nice to make some promotional material to hand out. Here’s a composite of the cards for the Cincinnati Exhilaration gallery exhibit for the month of August. Enjoy!


Studio Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle Checking out the Artwork

Look at this big beetle, just chilling on the screen looking at all the art. I bet he’s a painter himself.

Stag Beetle Stag Beetle at an AngleThere was a Stag Beetle at my studio last night, I didn’t know what it was at first, but after taking photos of it with my iPhone and sharing it through social media, people identified it as a Stag Beetle, and sure enough they were right.

This particular beetle appears to be a common male Stag Beetle, also called a “Pinching Bug,” which is one of the largest beetles found in Kentucky. This not so little guy was every bit of 60mm in length. Glad he was able to swing by the studio last night and check out some work. Hope to see him again soon.

Our Amazing Honeymoon in Maui

We still have seven days to go and plan to enjoy every minute. This place is perfect in every way. It was fun to listen to the radio targeted to the locals who want to get away. Who’d want to leave this place?  Maui is stunning. Here’s some pictures from our magical venture to the Island. Enjoy.

A special thanks to our parents.

Michelle’s parents for the beautiful room and my parents for the round trip tickets to this wonderful island. We love you mom and dad!! Jeff and Michelle.

Suspension Bridge — Acrylic on Canvas

SuspensionBridge_johnsHere’s another Suspension Bridge panting by Cincinnati-based fine artist181083_557123814312705_580424566_n Jeff Johns.

Artwork now on display 14th and Main, Cincinnati Ohio (OTR)

Jeff Johns is excited to announce that he’s again displaying artwork in Over-the-Rhine (OTR), Cincinnati’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Swing downtown to the 14th block of Main and check out the work. The paintings by Cincinnati-based fine artist Jeff Johns include, Ding in the Universe, a portrait of Steve Jobs using the actual keys off of an apple keyboard to display Johns favorite quote from this icon, “I want to put a ding in the universe.” Another painting on display is Thought Different, the first of the Steve Jobs series of paintings by Cincinnat-based fine artist, Jeff Johns. You will also see a limited collection of Johns woman figure paintings titled Beautiful Hair, and Outside the Canvas299620_528846693807084_1566056239_n 530713_528854713806282_899824965_n 427630_528853457139741_1769431165_n 524673_528853397139747_297240277_n 252002_528853820473038_529203939_n

The Belleview of Cincinnati

Cincinnati_Bellevue32x26_lightened_v4Beautiful Cincinnati with the rolling hills of Mt. Adams. Love this view. Future painting coming soon. Stay tuned. . .cincinnatijefferyj.com