Saturday, January 19, 2019

Carlson Fine Arts: Great Art at Retirement Prices




John and Judie Carlson, owners of Carlson Fine Arts, Inc. may be new to Naples, Florida, but not to the world of art. With over 30 years of experience and connections, Carlson Fine Arts offers a vast selection of traditional and representational paintings. Best of all, there is artwork to suit any taste, size and price range.

Originally from St. Charles, Illinois, both John and Judie Carlson have creative backgrounds that led them to the art industry. John’s mother was a pianist, and his father owned an advertising agency, so he grew up around art all his life. Judie’s father was an executive vice president of a high-quality furniture manufacturer, which exposed her to interior design and decorating. After being a homemaker and raising their children, she began to work at a nationwide art gallery chain. After only three weeks, she thought that she and her husband could provide much better service and represent internationally recognized artists’ works. La Galerie, Ltd. opened and soared until the Carlsons decided it was time for a change of scenery, preferably with warmer weather.

Fast forward to present day, Carlson Fine Arts opened in Naples and has a team comprised of John, Judie and Nancy, a longtime friend and employee. After three decades in the art gallery business, the two owners feel they are ready to retire and have an entire showroom to offer to the public. The store is holding a retirement sale with 50-70 percent off all artwork.

Although new to the Naples area, the Carlsons have already participated in many community events, and Carlson Fine Arts is a member of the East Naples Merchant Association. Through word of mouth, they hope to sell all their timeless art and help bring heart and soul to homes and businesses.

What makes Carlson Fine Arts worth the drive over the bridge is the quality of traditional and representational art for every taste and the competitive pricing compared to competitors in the area. “We have collectible and decorative oil paintings and watercolors. We also offer original graphics, such as engravings, etchings, serigraphs, and original lithographs by American and European artists,” stated John and Judie.

“Our 30 years of experience and knowledge can help you find just the right thing for your needs,” John commented. “We have been known for our friendly and caring personal service.”

Come in and browse the unique showroom! Carlson Fine Arts is located inside the Fairways Trade Village at 6200 Shirley Street, Suite 203, Naples, Florida 34109. Showroom hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and by appointment. Call 630-587-9695 or 239-631-8799, or email carlsonfineart@sbcglobal.net for an appointment.

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