Clients Airbrush Gallery
Below are just a few of the clients Airbrush Gallery I have worked for over the years. Customer testimonials are posted below. I would love to add your’s to my other client’s testimonials contact me today about designing and painting your race helmet. 1-352-361-3403 call or text, or [email protected]
I recently had Don Johnson paint my motorcycle helmet. This was my first custom paint job and I asked Don to do a scene with US Army Helicopters I flew, OH-58 A/C and an AH-1G, flying over terrain. Don did a fantastic job. He described to me the process, gave me a ballpark on the cost, and once he started the project sent me lots of photos and videos so I can see the progress and approve of each step.
Don was a pleasure to work with and the final product is the talk of my American Legion Riders. I will definitely have him do another when the time comes and strongly recommend him to anyone looking to get a custom paint job done to their helmet.
Bell race helmet design 124 I designed and painted for Chris Berg who works for Intercomp race equipment company. The central theme of the helmet design was a wavey American flag. After Chris received his helmet he sent me these pictures. I really like the stars on this helmet they look killer in person. To get started on your helmet call or text 1-352-361-3403 or e-mail me [email protected] I look forward to working with you on your helmet.
“Headed to PRI in Indy. Just wanted to give a shoutout to Airbrush Gallery for the awesome paint job on my lid. Radio is back in and we’re ready to go racin’ once the snow melts! Don Johnson Bell Racing USA”
Josh Lewis Helmet
“At my local track, my orange helmet has become an icon. I stand out in the field and I get tons of compliments as I walk bye. It gives me a feeling of pride because I have my own flair on track and all the other drivers can tell who I am. I love to carry and wear it around the paddock.”
SSGT H. “Phantom” MacFarland
“I wanted a helmet that expressed my love of country and of US Air Force. But I have no creative talent. I was lucky to find this website. Don asked me for a few photos. We collaborated on the best and he showed me where would be. The next thing I knew he had created this masterpiece. AWSOME! This man is a very talented pro. I recommend him without reservation.”
” I love it too. The changes you made look fantastic. I like it all. I like the clock better with the 12. The chin guard looks great. The enhanced area you did in the white space look fantastic. And the binaries look wonderful.”
“Don, Awesome job on my helmet. My car was on display recently at the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, my helmet on the car, dozens of people.commented on my cool looking helmet ! Thanks, Bob Gawlik”
Derek M. Grover
“ I commissioned Don to do a custom airbrush job on my new helmet for the 2009 IMSA racing season. My request, which I thought was a near impossible task, was to recreate the 1973 Emerson, Lake & Palmer album cover of H.R. Giger’s “monochromatic biomechanical industrial mechanism with a human skull, Brain Salad Surgery”. H.R. Giger, the concept artist of the creature “Alien” created this cover art for the 1973 release of the now infamous ELP album cover. I was so impressed with the artwork that Don created on my IMSA helmet that I only used it during one race and retired it to my trophy case in fear of ruining it with use. It now sits like a masterpiece of 21st Century Motorsports Art in my home. Derek M. Grover Cinematographer / Ex-Racer”
“Great job. If you come to San Francisco would like to buy you dinner” Michael McDermott his MK6 race car and helmet I painted for him.
I had the pleasure to work with Don on two road racing helmets, one for myself as a competitive SCCA road racer and a 2nd as a gift for a friend who does track days. Both very unique concepts and themes, both far from ordinary! Don went “Above and Beyond” in the creative design process, understanding what the theme was and coming up with ideas to make it happen. He even did research into one “Voodoo Hoodoo” design concept to ensure the presentation was accurate in Voodoo culture! The quality and level of detail, both in the art and in technique were, as I can only describe as AWESOME. The designs ideas came through beyond expectations, the quality extraordinary, I could not be happier with the final outcome on both helmets. At my first SCCA event with the helmet, I literally had “fans” come over to photo the helmet, seriously! HIGHLY recommended!!!!
Just received the helmet today. It is TRULY AMAZING! Thanks for everything. I will have you paint all my racing helmets in the future, and I will spread the word around in my racing community. Thanks Alan”
Hey Don, sorry I never responded after getting the helmet. Needless to say I love it! Here are a couple pics from our first weekend this season. Two thirds in our cars debut weekend and I must say the helmet looks beautiful! We weren’t able to have our normal podium celebration due to weather but here’s one after post race tech and an action shot. Thanks again! I look forward to working with you again in the future!!” SCCA Formula First #14.
. “Hi Don, Wanted you to know that your helmet is a big hit. I’m spending the week at a single seat racing school and at least five people have asked me who did my helmet. I gave out your name of course. Great admiration all around. Take care, Andrew”
“We are both very happy with the helmet. We will keep spreading the word and for sure, if you need a reference, feel free to use either one of us! Thanks again for all the hard work. Hopefully, we can get a few more drivers your way! Martha Augustine”
“Don Johnson is an incredible artist! Great client contact and working relationship taking your ideas and then coming up with an amazing design based upon the client’s thoughts and concepts. But it doesn’t end there – – – he takes the design and then creates a helmet that captures the attention of all those viewing it both in style/artistic talents as well as in the ultra-high quality of the end product in paint application and finishing. He has done two helmets for me now, a skull design for a karting 15 year old girl (yes, a girl wanted skulls!) and an American flag design for me to use when I race my Acura NSX. My helmet caused such stir when it was seen at the track that NSX Driver Magazine made it the cover photo of a recent issue. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work and the artist himself and unqualifiedly recommend Don to anyone looking to create a helmet that “is you” and not just another knock off of someone else’s design. THANK YOU Don for allowing me to wear your art! Bob Ondrovic”
NSX magazine Cover with helmet I painted featured
Helmet I custom painted for Bob made the cover of NSX Driver magazine.
Andy Boen race car and helmet I designed, painted for him
Above: Andy Boen drag car and helmet I painted for him with transmission parts theme as he owns AB Transmission in Yakima, WA.
Above Quentin De Boever leading the race at OGP with helmet I painted for him.