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B.J. Faulkner Featured Artist for August at Hammond Castle Museum Shop
August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
B.J. Faulkner Artist Featured Artist for August at Hammond Castle Museum Shop
Artist and illustrator, Bonnie Jeanne (B.J.) Faulkner has been a professional artist for the past 50 years. Her artistic talent was identified early in life when she was selected to attend art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. In 1969 Faulkner visited a solo exhibit of Matisse’s huge canvases at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. The experience left an indelible impression on Faulkner whose style is reminiscent of Duffy and Matisse. Herart evokes a sense of elegance through her charming and colorful interpretations of the world’s most loved and traveled cities and villages. Also, a singer, her career as a singer is a strong influence on her art.
In 1996, Faulkner established her own artist-run gallery, the B.J. Faulkner Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires as a flagship location to showcase her work. That same year, Faulkner was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to design the Tanglewood music festival poster. Faulkner’s illustrations have appeared on a range of products from note cards, to book covers for Prentice-Hall and others, as well as the United Airlines European destination poster. Her illustrations focus on travel, leisure, luxury, lifestyle, children, and theatrical projects. Influenced by travel, her paintings depict romantic townscapes, serene landscapes, and beautiful seaside motifs.
In 2007 Faulkner was honored to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for her artistic talent from her alma mater Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio. She has participated in numerous shows and fundraising events throughout her career.
• The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn.
• A one-woman show at the Carriage Barn at Waveny Park, New Canaan, Conn.
• The Fairfield Country Junior League show in Southport, Conn.
• Brushes for Books to benefit the Lenox Library in Lenox, Mass.
• Miller Driscoll School and the Wilton Newcomers Club Art Auction in Wilton,
• The Manchester Community Center event at Essex Country Club in Manchester,
• The Manchester Historical Museum art show, Manchester-by-the-sea, Mass.
• Beauport Art Show 2019, Beauport Hotel, Gloucester, Mass.
In 2010 B.J. relocated to the North Shore to be closer to her family. She currently resides in
Magnolia, Mass. and inspired by the beauty of this seaside community.
For more information visit the artist website at www.bjfaulkner.com
To contact the artist, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413.464.1021