Trace Johansson, founder and sole contributor of Taj Studios, creates customized fine art for private homes and commercial spaces that have been featured in galleries such as the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles and the Natural History Museum of San Diego, and has donated her works to various non-profit organizations in the name of animal welfare.

Trace accepted art commissions while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, graduating in 2000.

Art works for the design community as well as her issue-and-statement fine art paintings will be on display at her TAJ ART space. TAJ ART is an innovative art space that displays her vision of a for-profit space where a portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal welfare organizations around the world. Her issue-and-statement art depicts the animal-human bond; she also represents other artists.

Visitors will experience both a high-end art space, as well as a focus on real-world pressing issues, hoping to generate more conscious daily decisions that can help support the planet and its inhabitants.



“Bighorn” Golf & Exclusive Custom Residences, Palm Desert, CA, private residences; featured in California Homes Magazine

“Los Angeles Zoo”, Beastly Ball Invitation Illustration, Los Angeles, CA, Zoological Society

“Motivational Systems”, Corporate Lobby and Offices, San Diego, CA, Architectural Design Group

“D.R. Horton Homes”, Model Homes, San Diego, CA, Nationwide Homebuilders

“Soka University”, Aliso Viejo, CA, fine art collage, exhibition featuring George Clinton of Parliament, and Jerome Gastaldi, artist

“Merrill Lynch”, Corporate Office, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Financial Management


…as well as dozens of corporate businesses, and private celebrity clients.

“We have had the pleasure of working with Trace Johansson on numerous pieces of artwork which we have commissioned from Trace over the past several years. She has always exceeded our expectations and has been a joy to know.” – Nancy Adams, Adams Design Group, LLC