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Christopher Chaffin

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • 330 B

About The Artist

Artist Statement

The two primary components of my art are autobiographical and observational. I source imagery from various aspects of my history such as cross-cultural encounters and past travels, both real and imagined. I also incorporate impressions from daily life; random details, natural phenomena and things momentarily noticed in passing. My process is one of experimentation and discovery. I seek to navigate the tension between risk-taking, chance, and intuition. Using acrylic, ink, graphite and collage elements, I hope that my abstract, layered compositions will engage people’s imagination and hint at mysteries to be revealed over time.



I began drawing and painting at a young age. Inspired by concert posters, album covers and pop art, I studied Illustration and Advertising Design at Northern Arizona University and Art Center. After college, I pursued a 30+ year career in San Francisco as an art director/creative director. In 2011, a weeklong workshop at Esalen reignited my first love of making art. My studio is located in the ICB art building in Sausalito.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

330 B

Studio Address
Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Studio is on 3rd floor, east side of the building close to the elevator.

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