To continue our artist spotlights, I bring to you, artist John Bucklin. I first came across his work several years ago. San Francisco based, he captures water exquisitely, in particular, the rivers and coastline of Northern California. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.
I have always been inspired by the water. Growing up in Southern California, my earliest memories were of the beach. Waves, sand, surfers, and saltwater are part of those memories. As a child, I recall the long walk from the car to the water, watching the blue water inch closer as I walked as quickly as possible over the burning hot sand. Or the days the marine layer was so thick, that gorgeous bright blue turned deep and heavy.
Today, the inspiration hasn’t changed. Blues incite a calmness in me, beauty, fun, and now, family, as we share the world’s water with our children. From California’s rocky Big Sur coast and alpine lakes like Lake Tahoe to golden beaches of Sardinia and Costa Rica, water is always on my mind.
I love sharing art with my family. Does art play a role in your family? I’d love to learn about artists that speak to you. Share some of your favorites in the comments.
image credit | john bucklin