Original Coastal Paintings For My Home

The relaxing feeling we get when we go to the beach is truly something unique. The beach is a place where we go to relax and recharge. We travel to the beach with friends and family to build memories that will last a lifetime. While photographs and stories are certainly a great way to remember the good times spent together, they simply are not enough. If you are searching for a wonderful reminder of a fantastic time spent at the beach a one of a kind piece of artwork might do the trick.  

Beach paintings and beach house wall decor are soothing, calming, and relaxing, and can bring back memories in an instant. The Carolyn Johnson Gallery is able to provide several unique and original beach paintings so that you may be able to find just the right painting that truly speaks to your experience and memory. Read More


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Many of Carolyn’s paintings are made from recycled surfboards, and painted with a unique combination of acrylics, metallics, and inks. Used in various combinations and layers, these define Carolyn’s unique look and create amazing depth in the image. The shimmer of the metallics pop through the non-metallic colors with an eye-catching shine.

If a surfboard is too large for your home, opt for the smaller reused skateboard version. The skateboards are painted with the same soothing colors, but simply offer a smaller footprint for the image. Both the surfboard and the skateboard pieces of art are original, and can be hung vertically or horizontally, so you can create just the right look in your home.

There is really no better choice for beach house wall art than the Carolyn Johnson Gallery. Created with a love and passion for the water, Carolyn is able to create a truly one of a kind and unique piece of art for each and every piece. If you are searching for beach house decor that captures the look and feel of the beach, the Carolyn Johnson Gallery has what you are searching for. Carolyn Johnson takes pride in being able to share her artistic gift with thousands of people. It is a privilege to be able to bring happiness and restfulness to those that buy and display her artwork. Choose an original to bring a piece of the seaside and beach to your home every day with one of her beach house wall art pieces.

Awards & Achievements

My devotion to art and the coast has not gone unnoticed

Laguna Beach Vibe Favorites - 2022

Curated Coastal Magazine - 2022

Ocean Institute - 2022

DANA Point Utility Box Art Program - 2022

Balboa Island Artwalk-Kudos Magazine "Best of Show” - 2019

This is my very first surfboard award!! I remember being shocked since I didn’t even know they gave awards away at the show. There are 5 businesses that make the “Best of Show” selections.

The Balboa Island Artwalk is 1 mile of artists (about 100) and 3 bands along the way. It is a fun day in the sun (usually – that’s another story). Setup begins at 6 am so we would always get there at 5 because Balboa Island is also known for very narrow streets with houses practically joined together with very little parking. I have been to some of these houses and “they are beautiful”. It sits in the bay and has this wonderful walkway with a short breakwater wall which is also a bench - all around the edge of the island.

In addition to getting my picture in the local Newport Beach newspaper, KUDOS MAGAZINE gifted me with free advertising. (First add created for my surfboards).

Surfers Healing - 2022

ArtReach - First Surfboard - 2019

The first surfboard I did is this one. I named the board “AWAKEN” because I really felt the creativity of working on Recycled Surfboards to AWAKEN my calling to a new art direction. Now over 400 boards later…I was right.
I used my SOFTCARVING TECHNIQUE, METALLICS, ACRYLICS, SHELLS and RESIN. I painted the “fin” side of the board since I didn’t know there were other options – like cutting them off so that the board could lay flatter on the wall. But if I cut them off this would never have happened…on the left bottom the design look like the noses of orca whales and the fins look like they are on the orcas!! I was sooooo lucky to pull this off. Whew!

AIA Artwalk Special Citation Award-Surfboard Perfect Peace” - 2022

Festival of Arts Fashion Show - 2022

Featured Artist - 2018

I was named as the Featured Artist for the 16th annual event featuring  200 juried artists from 25 countries, 20 states, and prestigious institutions. My celestial mixed media painting Midnight Bloom (39"w x 54"h) commissioned as the festival s commemorative print. Midnight Bloom captures the splendor of the desert night sky and blooming cacti against a glowing galaxy. Inspired by the sense of connectedness in the universe and nature.