© 2017 by James R. H. Sampsel 

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Figure Paintings

The bodily form is so complex. Just as a landscape, I see people as an individual story. Wrinkles, curves, and texture along with that person's own energy can make for a wild experience for me as a painter. Somehow by the end of the session I know more about that person than maybe some of their closest friends or family. This is a true connection between the subject, artist, and medium. Creating someone's "likeness" is one thing, but generating the energy they emit is one of the most intimate things I have ever experienced as a human. Please enjoy this collection of eclectic people that have brought me great learning and experience.