Fine art shouldn't be something that only a select few enjoy. My art is priced so that it can be accessible.
What makes my art different? Each color is hand mixed. I only use cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white. Once the canvas has dried it is sealed and UV protected. Then copper is added. It may be hand-hammered, chased, raised or flamed treated to create a unique complement. The hardwood frames are custom made. Stain colors are again hand mixed to create a unified art experience.
Meet the Artist
Hello friends! My name is John Koeppen and the artwork in these pages is an intimate reflect of myself. I was born and raised in Key Largo, Florida on the reef. I grew up enjoying the many colors and textures of the reefs as well as the many rare fruit trees my parents grew on our 1 acre lot. I attended St. John's University in Collegeville, MN where I earned a bachelor's in psychology. I decided to then pursue a Master's in Theology. During my graduate studies there, I met a small community of contemplative Cistercian monks. After my studies were complete, I entered their community in Sparta, WI and made my monastic profession. After my profession I lived and studied in Bregenz, Austria on the beautiful Bodensee. However, my monastic calling was not to be a lifetime commitment. I moved back to the US and settled in Minneapolis, MN where I met my husband of 20 plus years. Weary of the snow and cold, we settled in the foothills of the Coachella Valley. It is here, in this amazing desert, that I work to create pieces which inspire.