About Me

I’m Johnny Botts, I’m an artist, and I paint cartoon robots.  I live and work in San Francisco with my husband of many years.  I love it here!

In Silicon Valley, I was a “Rocket Scientist” designing equipment for outer space in the early days of CAD.   I enjoyed problem solving and the process of creating physical things.   In 2013 I left that behind to create art full time.

When I’m painting, I think about the kinds of  messages I want around me, and put them into my work. From a young age I decided to approach life with a positive attitude. I want my world to be a place that is uplifting, encouraging and playful.

I did not always paint robots, but letting go has been part of the fun. On impulse, I added a small cartoon robot to a painting, and now robots have completely taken over my artwork.

In the last few years, I painted murals at Facebook’s CA headquarters, sold work to Capitol One, and had my artwork published in the Arts and Entertainment section of the New York Times.

Besides on my own website, currently you can see and purchase examples of my work in person through these locations:

City Art Cooperative Gallery
828 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-9900

Local Take--Castro
3979B 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 556-5300

Local Take--Inner Sunset
1371 9th Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-4422

Misho Gallery (by appointment)
680 8th St #230A
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 655-1838

 Thank you for visiting my site!