Profile Photo

Christopher Chaffin

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

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.

COVID Precautions

About The Artist

Artist Statement

The two primary components of my art are autobiographical and observational. On the one hand, I source imagery from various aspects of myself and my history such as experience in the world of advertising, cross-cultural encounters and past travels, both real and imaginary. On the other, I incorporate impressions of daily life such as the chaos of urban density and din, technology’s disorienting impact on our senses and random details, graphics and things momentarily noticed in passing. Painting with acrylic on wood panels, the focus is on abstraction and how the elements of color, pattern, shape and texture create visual surprise when presented in unexpected combinations.


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

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address


Artist Website

Get Open Studio News!

Don't miss the next show!  Get special updates about the next Marin Open Studio Event!

See You In Our Studios!