What if the art you welcomed into your home was infused with energy that brought light, self-transformation, joy, and love into your space?
While highly creative, mass-produced art lacks human connection. Most artists paint or create for the sake of catharsis or exploration. Their art holds not only their energy but their journey of self-discovery. That energy can impact the energy of your home.
When I create custom paintings, I connect not only with what you want in a centerpiece for your home or business but with your energy. You see, I love the color blue, but not just any blue. My family jokingly calls it "Johnny blue." However, as I speak to you about your custom artwork, your energy and vision may speak to me in reds and yellows. As I begin to work on your one-of-a-kind art, I keep you and your energy present with me in my creative space.
The beauty of using abstract art as my artistic modality is that it allows me to channel your essence, your spirit guides or angels, and more. Grounded in love with a desire to bring peace and love to all, my paintings transcend paint on canvas and speak to your soul. Some of my clients use their custom paintings for meditation; others have created the design of their rooms around it.
If you can turn your home into a sanctuary, would you?
When it comes to art, the options are endless. When it comes to custom paintings, they're as unique as your fingerprint. Add universal energy filled with light and love to your custom painting, and you have something that's unique not only in presence but in its gift to light an energetic spark to your home.
Ars Gratia Artis
While "art for art's sake" rings true for all artists, if you're looking for something special, something that resonates with your energy, your journey, a customized work of energy art will bless and beautify your home like nothing else.
Custom paintings start at $95 USD plus shipping. Paintings from my collection are available through www.vanslykeart.com.
Interested? Schedule a 30-minute appointment with me through the scheduler below, and let's discuss how a Van Slyke Art piece can express joy, love, journey, and the future in your home.
Need help with something specific or just have questions? Reach Johnny via Email. He will respond within 48 hours.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Johnny Van Slyke Summers, grew up surrounded by art on the walls. His father was a naturally-gifted artist. While Johnny admired his dad's work, he never considered himself to possess the same skills. Outside of his high school's elective art classes, Johnny didn't receive formal training or art education. Back then, his passion was basketball, his dream the NBA. Paintbrushes, endless seas of color, and art galleries were the farthest thing from his mind.
You hear of people developing new talents after near-death experiences. Is this what happened with Johnny? Possibly. It started the day his mom, Rebecca, visited him and mentioned the idea of painting to keep him busy. At first, he laughed it off. His dad was the painter; Johnny had no idea how to create art. However, his mom gave him a few canvases and paints anyway to keep his mind and body engaged. So, Johnny put a canvas on his lap and started to paint.
While the body can heal, scars of the mind and heart take far longer to mend. Battling the darkness of depression in the years to come, Johnny's nine lives were put to the test as a few more brushes with fate left him with a few more scars and permanent damage to his dominant hand--the one he uses to write and paint.
As Johnny's life and career evolved, so did his artistic expression. Many artists have a theme--that one thing that makes them recognizable. For Johnny, that one thing isn't visible to the naked eye. From one painting to the next, his creations can look vastly different. However, every painting has that one thing that makes it uniquely Johnny's. He channels the energy of the world and those around him. He paints the feelings of words that often elude others. To look at his paintings is to literally feel a moment in life.
Johnny takes form and function to a whole new level on canvas. Acrylic paints, sprays and inks fill up his toolkit. From there, inspiration drives the look and feel of each work of art. Spanning nearly 15 years, Johnny’s collection draws on personal experiences and some of his favorite places that he’s visited or had the privilege to call home including Louisiana, Hawaii, Colorado, Texas, and the Caribbean. Johnny’s paintings are currently located in over 50 private collections and over 20 public collections worldwide.
“Art is a moment, a fleeting feeling. It’s like capturing lightning in a bottle. Whether it’s vibrant colors, layers of texture, or a blend of shapes that melt together to create something new, my paintings explore a moment of emotions and thoughts. It’s something that needs to flow through me; it can’t be planned or forced. If divine inspiration in art is possible, this is it in its purest form,” says Johnny Van Slyke, Owner and Artist, Van Slyke Art & Lighting Concepts.
NOTE: All artwork is original and offers no guarantee of healing. Johnny's form of art, while unique, is not magic. When purchasing art, agree to expectations and design beforehand. Johnny will work with you throughout the process to create something unique for you that meets your expectations. Happy creating!
So it's not just any turtles, but sea turtles specifically. Actually, anything about the sea will do. Johnny was, is, and always will be crazy about the ocean's beauty and bounty.
Johnny's love of art runs in the family. His grandfather owned Summers Electric--a renowned lighting wholesaler across the southern U.S. Johnny entered the workforce in the lighting industry. His dad is a talented painter. It's only natural that Johnny combined the family business with his passion for beauty in art.
Decades before his hands reluctantly held a paintbrush, Johnny's hands were one with a basketball. Some of his earliest memories are attached to that magical orange bouncing ball. Inspired by the one and only Michael Jordan, his passion for the sport led him to become a high school and college star athlete. To this day, the chance to shoot hoops puts a smile on his face.