The Karen Johnson Wyatt Collection

THE EXISTING WORK OF KAREN JOHNSON WYATT, SHOWROOM COMING TO BALTIMORE, MD EARLY 2018

Collectors of original paintings include Earl Monroe, Harold Orr, Yvonne West, Willard Wright, Gloria Greene, Muriel Roberts & more.

OIL ON CANVAS

Wyatt specializes in painting historical, jazz, and African scenes & personalities in oil on large size gallery wrap canvas (30" x 40" and up). Her unique approach to painting involves tearing off 2 inch square canvas pieces to use in place of brushes. She describes her first art style as an integration of impressionism & realism.

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ACRYLIC ON LINEN

Wyatt's signature style is her work on 100% linen tapestry using acrylic paint. She introduced this style in 1985 at the Monterey Jazz Festival with her notable piece of Miles Davis.

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WYATT'S BRUSHES

This innovative style of Wyatt's was born as a result of her unique painting style when using oil on canvas. The pieces of canvas Wyatt has used to paint recent pieces are compiled and individually stitched to a cloth to form a collage of "Wyatt's Brushes".

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WYATT GONE GREEN

Wyatt's creativity has brought her to see art in arbitrary places. As a testament to her vision for new potential within her own work Wyatt began using recycled materials in her home to create abstract pieces of expression. Each piece is made of different materials ranging from window blinds to ripped jean fabric. Wyatt has the gift of envisioning art where many see items to be discarded.

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Thank you for your interest. For more information about the collections, please contact Karen.

PRICING (varies w/size & detail):

  • Acrylic on Linen - starting at $575

  • Oil on Canvas - starting at $3,600

  • Wyatt's Brushes - starting at $2,200

  • Wyatt Gone Green - starting at $200

Wyatt's Gallery

Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey

Oil on Wrap Around Canvas - 60x48"

Jamaican Woman
Jamaican Woman

oil on canvas - 24x48"

Ron Carter- oil on canvas
Ron Carter

oil on canvas - 30x48"

Tina Turner- oil on canvas
Tina Turner

oil on canvas - 42x54"

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Louis Armstrong

oil on canvas - 24x48"

Molly Woman One String Fiddler
Mali Woman One String Fiddler

oil on canvas - 30x40"

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Abstract Violin

oil on canvas - 30x40"

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Abstract Base

oil on canvas - 30x40"

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Lady Sax

oil on canvas - 30x40"

Earl Fatha' Hines rehearsal in Russia
Earl Fatha' Hines rehearsal in Russia

oil on canvas - 48x72"

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Lucille

oil on canvas - 24x48"

Jazz Dancers
Jazz Dancers

oil on canvas - 30x48"

The Guitar Player- oil on canvas
The Guitar Player

oil on canvas - 30x40"

Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton

acrylic on linen - 12.5x16"

Mike
Mike

acrylic on linen - 18x52"

Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis

acrylic on linen - 18x52"

Cab Calloway- acrylic on linen
Cab Calloway

acrylic on linen - 18x52"

Sassie Vaughan- acrylic on linen
Sarah Vaughan

acrylic on linen - 18x52"

Sassy
Sassy

acrylic on linen - 18x52"

Benny
Benny

acrylic on linen - 18x52"

Phyllis
Phyllis

acrylic on linen - 17x12"

 

EXPERIENCE KAREN JOHNSON WYATT

Paint Cans

PRIVATE LESSONS

As a professional artist, Wyatt is most proud of her ability to teach young artists, a skill she has developed over the past 5 decades. Private Art Lessons are designed to allow students to tune into themselves and their surroundings in a safe environment. Art lessons build focus, concentration, and hand-eye coordination while encouraging abstract thought.
(Brochure available by request)

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GREETING CARDS

In 1980 Wyatt began publishing her original paintings onto greeting cards under a company named after her mother, the Carrie Mae Johnson Card Collection. Soon after she became a well-known producer of African American inspired greeting cards, having her cards sold in several book, card, and gift stores.
(Cards available boxed)