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Nantucket Nocturne

Artwork of international artist and illustrator, B.J. Faulkner will be on display at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts for the month of February. The exhibit curated by renowned art dealer Bonnie L. Crane will showcase a selection of the artist’s original pieces along with a variety of reproductions. An opening reception with the artist will be held in the gallery of the church on Thursday, February 9th from 6 – 8 p.m. Additionally, the art will remain on display and for sale in the church gallery for the month of February, the exhibit is open daily during normal church hours.

“I’m excited to have my work displayed at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the venue is the perfect setting to showcase my art to the local community,” said Faulkner. “The show was inspired by my friend Bonnie who approached me about exhibiting locally in order to capture the interest of Cape Ann collectors and admirers and is the first of its kind for me in this area,” Faulkner added.

Faulkner’s art evokes a sense of elegance through her charming and colorful interpretations of the world’s most loved and traveled cities and villages. With an extraordinary use of color and expressive lines she creates works that appear to dance on and off the canvas. Duffy and Matisse influenced Faulkner’s signature style and her use of color is reminiscent of the Fauves where color reigned supreme. She has a reputation for painting European townscapes and landmarks of New England with a romantic sensibility; her compositions are not a literal representation but rather capture how the viewer feels about a place or experience.

Until her move to Cape Ann, Faulkner ran her own gallery, the B.J. Faulkner Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires, for 12 years until it closed in 2007. During that time she established a significant base of collectors from the area and far beyond. The artist made the decision to relocate to Cape Ann in order to be closer to family and renew her artistic sensibilities. Like other artists she finds the seascape towns charming and the ocean air a source of inspiration.

In addition to establishing a presence for herself in this area, Faulkner maintains a studio in the Berkshires and travels throughout Europe to generate ideas for new compositions.

Also an illustrator Faulkner’s work has appeared on a range of products from note cards to children’s books for Prentice-Hall and in 2005 she was commissioned by United Airlines to create their European destination poster. Her work is listed in the Directory of Illustration as well as represented on her website at