My mother was a professional artist, and I spent my childhood surrounded by and nurtured by creativity. Originally only painting abstracts, I began to become obsessed with photography, in particular, wildlife photography. My abstract style helped me transition into creating whimsical and unique wildlife art. I have spent countless hours on land and in the sea sharing space with everything from sea turtles to tiger sharks to manatees to lions, herds of elephants and more. I observe these animals in their natural environments, photographing and sketching them as inspiration for my work.

Galleries and Shops selling John Baran Fine Art

Halele'a Gallery, Poipu and Hanalei, Kauai
Gallery Olani, Ko Olina, Oahu
Global Creations and Interiors, Oahu
By the Bay, Paia, Maui
A Gallery Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
Plum Goods Store, Santa Barbara, CA
The Shops at Waterline, Santa Barbara, CA
Bliss 101, Encinitas, CA
Kennedy Gallery, Grand Cayman

For landscape and wildlife photography, please visit: johnbaranphoto.com