Welcome to Bjurman Studio

Johan Bjurman
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Johan Bjurman has been an artist for over 35 years. He is classically trained in the disciplines of trompe l’oeil painting, large scale mural painting, decorative arts including finishes, hand painted ornaments, and wood graining, and plein air landscape painting.

Johan started his career as a pictorial artist in the outdoor advertising industry specializing in photorealism. He spent over 15 years working in the historical restoration, painting and conservation business. During this time, he recreated hand painted ornaments, skyscapes and figurative murals. He established Bjurman Studio 30 years ago with specialization in murals, trompe l’oeil, decorative art projects, billboards and hand painted signs, and fine art creation.

Working with a number of established painting companies including E.F. O’Donnell & Sons Painting and Restoration Company, John Canning Painting and Conservation Studios, and Evergreen Studios, Johan has participated in a myriad of major restoration projects. Some of these include the Stadium Theater in Woonsocket, RI, the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie, NY, Executive Office Building and the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., façade of the Fleur de Lis Building of the Providence Art Club, Most Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret, CT, and the State Houses of Rhode Island, Minnesota, Iowa, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Johan is particularly fond of designing and painting 7 trompe l’oeil lunettes of Mozart’s operas which are installed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Johan is currently turning his attention primarily to his plein air landscape painting, some of which are contained in this website. A sampling of his pieces are in the collection of the Providence Public Library, the Greenville, RI Public Library, Amica Insurance Company and the Omni Hotel in Providence, RI. A number of his paintings are a part of private collections as well.