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Andrew Faulkner

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • 259A

About The Artist

Artist Statement

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 ƒ”invented color spaceƒ” 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.

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Biography

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. 

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Industrial Center Building

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259A

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 I studied painting at Trinity College (Hartford CT) with colorist George Chapman who was a student of Joseph Albers and learned the art of defining space with color and value.

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