Size: 12"W x 7"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
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.
In my ocean wavescapes, I strive to capture the mystery and power of the ocean, the complexity of its currents and rip tides. In my landscapes, I hope to recreate the incredible beauty I find in the natural world- a constant source of inspiration for me. I am also drawn to finding beauty in the simplicity of ordinary objects: an avocado, pair of red cowboy boots, straw hat.
Color, patterns, lines, shape and movement play a part in my creations, all of which I hope convey some aspect of beauty in our world.
For me, painting- creating a surface with the intent to instill meaning- 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 drawing and painting since he was three. Trained in the classical tradition at the Florence Academy of Art, he continued his studies in New York City, graduating with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been shown in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Last February, he won Honorable Mention for his painting at the Pacific Art League. SInce 1990, John has been spending summers in Montana and Wyoming. An avid fly fisherman, he loves to hike and camp in the great outdoors. John finds inspiration for his work in the landscapes of the American West. He loves the unknown possiblities and physical challenges that he experiences outdoors, whether he’s hiking to 11,000 ft. in the John Muir Wilderness, crossing the lonely Mojave Desert, or exploring the Bob Marshalls. “All these adventures push me further, and are a metaphor for my creative process.”