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Douglas S Andelin

  • 118 Greenfield Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960, USA

Studio Information

Building Name

North Light Gallery

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Gallery and studio are next to Matteucis Bar

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

Artist statement
Painting is a place where I go to be small. To be an observer of forces much greater than myself& to be humbled by the experience of my greatest teacher- nature. For this reason I work directly from life. I ask questions about perception, time, space and myself as an artist. Standing alone, I strive to look outside myself & listen. I want to shed what I know & reach into the paint & grasp a new honesty. I am in a constant balancing act between searching & forgetting; asking & listening: conscious & unconscious.
This current body of work continues to push the boundaries of paint and its potential for figurative content and not just the boundaries of illusion. I draw inspiration from an abstract puzzle of shapes, silence, breath and the constant unfolding of beauty & humanity within every subject. I see not just through the lens of form making but also through the lens of pattern -creating Pieces of light, shadow and intensity merging into one.

Thank you,
Douglas Andelin


Brief professional Biography Douglas Andelin is a native northern Californian. After college and a Bachelors degree in Graphic design from SJSU, Douglas continued on to receive a full scholarship in Illustration from Art Center College of Design. Upon graduation, he headed off to New York City to begin a 13 year freelance career. Living in the heart of Manhattan and close to all the city’s great museums helped to shape the young artist’s artistic philosophy and ever growing experimentation. He has painted and sketched for book covers, magazine covers, advertising, posters, children’s books, annual reports and maps. Douglas has won awards from The N.Y. Society of Publication Designers, The Society of Illustrators N.Y. and the Judges Choice Award from The Society of illustrators S.F. In 1999, Andelin slowed his commercial work in order to focus more clearly on his personal work as a sculptor, painter and philanthropist. He has been honored with The Wade Fairchild Artist Grant in 2000, The Marin Individual Artist’s Grant in 2002, Best of Show, Marin county Fair in 2014 and Artist of the Year, Marin County Fair in 2014. His artistic memberships include The Plein Air Painters of America, The California Arts Club, American Impressionist Society and the Marin Society of Artists. Douglas Andelin’s work is represented by Northlight Marin Gallery as well as in permanent collections internationally including Northern Trust Bank, Robert Mondavi Winery, HarperSF Publishing, ZERO, Rodger Kamenetz, Christopher B. & Jeannie Meg Smith, Robin & Susan Williams, and Steve & Janice Barlow. Douglas Andelin lives happily in Marin County, California.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture

Group Studio Details

Douglas is a member of the Plein-aire Painters of America. In the last 4 years, he has shown in museums in Montana, New Mexico, California and Utah. In 2023, Douglas won the Artists Choice Award for the Sausalito Arts Gallery Plein-aire event. In 2024, His sculptural and pastel figure work was shown in the Third Generation Bay Area Figurative Show curated by Susan Kirshenbaum.

Contact Information

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Contact Email Address

(415) 309-1945

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Camden, Maine date TBD

Crested butte, Colorado date TBD


Marin IJ Oct. 2023?


too many to count


Nothing worth repeating



BS Graphic design SJSU

BFA Art Center College of Design

Painting through observation from the figure and the natural world!

Museums ALL over the world



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May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

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