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New Brunswick Man

New Brunswick Man

Piece description from the artist

I like to make paintings of people and things that make up our daily, ordinary life. I look for the something special in what we see all around us. This painting is of a man I saw sitting in a small enclosed space passing as a park in a nearby town. It was slightly off the main street, mostly brick with a few trees. People hang out there because it's a place that's not commercial and a place to sit away from the street traffic. He seemed like a regular working stiff, just relaxing, checking his cell phone, enjoying a soda. The cap and sunglasses gave him a street subtext. I liked his sense of gravity and colors he wore against the semi urban background.