Afternoon in Rome by Thomas Schaller, NWS

Thomas Schaller
NWS Signature Member
New York, NY

NWS Award XI

Artist Statement:
Why we paint is far more important than how or even what we paint. It is always my aim to paint the expressive experience of my inspirations rather than any physical reality. My work is always a study in contrasts: light / dark, vertical / horizontal, warm / cool, the real / the imagined, and elements of the past, present, and future. I love to design with these conflicting elements - allowing them to find balance and resolution on the surface of the paper in surprising and expressive ways, trying never to paint just what I look at, but rather how I see.