September 2017, Johnny Lowe

Here we go—another great Coney Island artist—the amazing Johnny Lowe. He emailed me through this website and when I saw his work, I was just floored. It seems the ghosts are talking to him too.


In his own words:

“I love Coney Island. I’m not a native, but I have the sand in my shoes, as they say. I am influenced by places and the ebb and flow of human experiences over time, and great beauty in the ghosts that reside in our everyday lives. The parties that we missed, yet can still hear if we listen close enough. The echoes of joyful screams that you can still hear in the dead of winter when the rides are closed. I believe it’s human nature to long for days we feel were simpler than the days we live in now. Reflection, snippets of light and color that one might miss while walking through today’s modern and evolving Coney Island – this is what I attempt to capture. I respect Coney’s past & present – the people, the architecture. I feel it’s something worth preserving.”

—Johnny Lowe


follow johnny on Instagram @johnnyloweart,

To buy his beautiful prints:




























Photo of Johnny Lowe by Jason Goodrich for Inked Magazine


He tells us:

“As a painter, Johnny works mainly in oils on wood, canvas & found objects. Raised and educated in North Carolina, he moved to Brooklyn in 2002 where he currently resides with his wife, Shanna. He is a partner at Five Points Graphics, a design agency that creates for a wide swath of industries including fashion & textiles.”



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  1. Anonymous says:

    Amazing talent – beautiful work! I like what he said in the beginning, too. I’m so glad he found your site!

  2. Melissa Benca says:

    Very striking paintings! On wood or canvas? Nice to see talent!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sheila too has a talent to open her gallery for special guests, this one is another gifted one.
    I repeat Melissa’s question: the paintings are on wood or canvas?

    thanks Margrit from Bremen, Germany

  4. Jan says:

    Loved this trip through the amusements, color, fun. Outstanding painting

  5. Abby Rosenthal Johnson says:

    What a find! And proof that your website is getting around.

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