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Artist/ Interior Designer

John’s painting career has spanned 4 decades. He joined the Nandina Atlanta team as an owner and lead designer with over 20 years of experience in the field of interior design.  John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is known for his creative use of textiles in his designs.

“As an artist, color, texture, light, and emotion have always played into the way I create pieces of art.  I think these ideas are very influential characteristics of interior design that drive my inspiration.  My love for design has grown naturally from my love of art. Therefore, when I work with my clients I see myself as a conduit for their creations. The finished product for my clients should always reflect their personality, while a finished painting of mine is mirror of my personality.”

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John Ishmael painting.jpg

”I have been creating pieces of art as long as I can remember, sketching, doodling and painting.  I took painting lessons from an artist when I was 12 and never stopped painting. My art teacher in high school was wonderfully encouraging and I never looked back.”

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