Christopher Noxon Painter



I began painting seriously in midlife, after raising kids and working as a journalist and illustrator in Los Angeles. I take inspiration from the landforms and colors and energies around Ojai and the surrounding wilderness and try to get out of the way of what the pictures want. My aim is to capture the energy and spirit of place, the simultaneous feeling of awe and humility, of togetherness and singularity, of personal insignificance and limitless possibility.
Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara featured my work in the 2023 exhibit “Betty Lane & Christopher Noxon: From One Generation to the Next.”

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Christopher Noxon: But what does it MEAN?

Sometimes I’ll start out with an idea – about the interconnectedness of nature, say, or the way landscapes are so often used as promotion in the exploitation or settling of wild lands.  But then the tools take over, the paint starts moving and honestly I’m not thinking at all. Painting for me is a feeling, an experience, a devotional practice that exists way beyond words.

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