John Runne

John Runne

John Runne has been painting professionally for the past 21 years. Having enjoyed a very successful corporate career across multiple industries, he uses his experiences to bring a unique and humorous twist to his imagery and use of bold native colors. His whimsical approach to many western scenes, very colorful perspectives of southwestern missions and strong approach to American flag abstracts have won him national and international acclaim. In addition to creating hundreds of original works, he has also produced numerous off-set lithographs of his images as well as published several books, Par 2 and Coyote Christmas with multi-Emmy and Peabody awards winning producer and writer, Tom Robertson. Runne’s commercial art activities are balanced with a deep commitment to assist charitable organizations and events. He creates and paints in the mountains of Colorado.

The following list is a short representation of his accomplishments:

Cherry Creeks Arts Festival, Ethan Allen, Target Stores, Texas Instruments, Habitat for Humanity, Mountain Area Land Trust, Evergreen Bootstraps, National Sports Center for the Disabled, McDougal-Littrel Art Text Books, Dollar General Corporation, A Bar A Guest Ranch, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, ECH Will, Pope John Paul II, Foundation Health, Nellie Connelly Foundation, David Wolper Napa Golf Tournament, Native American Art Benefit D.C., Reading is Fundamental, Hobby Lobby, Susan G Komen Foundation, Arapahoe House, numerous private and corporate collections


Humor and Color

An acrylic view of our flag, humorous situations and just lots of color

Purple Mountain Majesty “Purple Mountain Majesty”

Old Glory with a touch of purple from the song America .

The Rock “The Rock”

The dual meaning of receiving and engagement ring with a rock on top of a rock!

Butt Check “Butt Check”

Image creative for colon cancer awareness.

Best Pardner “Best Pardner”

A romantic evening in front of the moon!

Par 2 “Par 2”

The impossible golf shot!

Moo Struck “Moo Struck”

A fancy group of cattle enjoying the moon!

Foursome “Foursome”

Three members of a golf foursome assisting the shot of the fourth player by stretching his belt!

Bikini “Bikini”

A abstract view of a bikini!