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Andrew Faulkner

Sausalito, CA

ARTIST STATEMENT: PAINTING THAT DEFINES PLACE I am a contemporary landscape painter who uses rich colors to express a dramatic sense of light and space. As a child I celebrated coloring outside the lines. Those loose imperfect marks define my gestural painting style to this day. If painting were religion I would be praying to the saints: Matisse, Diebenkorn and Hockney. With a focus on abstract landscapes and architectural interiors, my art is influenced by the vibrant colors of my Northern California surroundings. Many of my landscapes use what I call an “invented color space” where color is used to break up the composition and achieve a sense of depth and atmosphere that can be open to the interpretation of the viewer.

Born into a family of artists, designers, and architects, my paintings fuse the structural sensibilities of my architect father and the often riotous color sense of my interior designer mother. I studied painting at Trinity College with colorist George Chapman who was a student of Joseph Albers and learned the art of defining space with color and value. After 30 years of success in the graphic design field, I decided to get a real job and become a painter.

My work is shown at The Pamela Walsh Gallery (Palo Alto, CA), The Portland Art Gallery (Portland, ME), The Blue Print Gallery (Dallas, TX) and Ruby Living Design in Mill Valley. I have also exhibited at The Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia. My work has also sold at other Bay Area galleries such as: SLATE Contemporary, Andrea Schwartz Gallery and Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors. My illustrations have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Marin Magazine.



2021 - “Exploring Light” - The Pamela Walsh Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2020 - “Contemporary Pastorals” - CAMi Art + Wine, Calistoga, CA

2020 - “Urban Construct” - Slate Gallery, Oakland, CA

2019 - “Urban Cowboy” - Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA

2018 - Room Gallery - Mill Valley, CA Currently showing works.

2018 - "Abstract Landscapes" - Branded, Mill Valley, CA

2017 - "Perspectives" - Bay Model, Sausalito, CA

2017 -"Mixed Media Landscapes" - 2nd Friday Art Walk, Riley Street, San Rafael, CA

2016 - Solo Show - The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C.

2015 - "Colorscapes" - Tiburon Town Hall, Tiburon, CA


2020 - “Broaden Your Horizon” - Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA

2020 - “Voyager” - Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2019 - Art Santa Fe (with Jen Tough Gallery) - Santa Fe, NM

2018 - “Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe 2018-2019 Winter Collection” Group Show Curated by Slate Art, Oakland

2018 - “SF VIEWS” - Group Show Curated by Slate Art, Oakland

2018 - Art San Diego 2018 - with Jen Tough Gallery Artist Collective

2018 - Marin Open Studios - ICB Building

2018 - "Marin Masters" - Juried Exhibition of Marin artists

2018 - "Landscapes" - Ruby Living group show, Mill Valley, CA

2017 - Marin Open Studios - ICB Building

2017 - Gallery 111, - "White", Sausalito, CA

2017 - Studio E Private Opening - Washington DC

2015 - Studio E Group Show - Bethesda, MD


2020 - “Expressions” National Juried Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists with juror Andrea Schwartz of Andrea Schwartz Gallery

2019 - “Pixels to Paint” Juried Exhibition, O’Hanlan Center For the Arts, Mill Valley

2018 - “Luminous” National Juried Exhibition - at Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Juror Danielle Fox, Slate Art

2017 - "Golden Gate" - Marin Society of Artists National juried show with Juror Susan Snyder of Snyder Caldwell Gallery

2017 - Marin County Fair Fine Art Exhibition - Blue Ribbon winner for "De Young"


Marin Magazine Cover Contest cover finalist 2012 + 2017

You can see more of my work on my Instagram feed @ andrew_faulkner_art

Sea Ranch Coast

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Estero (estuary)

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Bolinas View (framed)

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Stinson View (framed)

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Evening Sail

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Island's Edge

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Wild Ride

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Trail Two

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Half Full

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Chair Group

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Mid Century

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North Shore

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China Cabin

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Sea Ranch

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