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John Bucklin

  • 20 Maple St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Painting is my life’s purpose; it’s where I find joy and peace. When I feel the creative flow and energy going through my work, I have the experience of being whole. It is the language I am most comfortable using to express who I am; I speak with my brushstrokes.

Color, pattern, line, shape and movement play a part in my creations, that I hope convey some aspect of beauty in our world. For me, painting is all about language and beauty, and the way I express the joy of being an artist.



A fourth generation San Franciscan, John Bucklin has been painting, drawing and sculpting since he was a young age. Trained in the classical tradition at the Florence Academy of Art, he continued his studies in New York City, earning a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been shown in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Serena & Lily stores across the country. He also exhibited his work at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. He lives and works in San Rafael, CA.

A lover of the outdoors, he finds inspiration from his wilderness travels. Capturing the wonders of nature, he sees beauty everywhere- rivers, oceans, deserts, sunsets, mountains- and also in simple objects like river rocks and wildflowers. He loves the unknown possibilities and physical challenges he experiences outdoors, whether he’s hiking to 14,000 ft. on Mount Shasta, or rafting the Grand Canyon. “All these adventures push me further, and are a metaphor for my creative process.”


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Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint

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