Part of what keeps me inspired as an artist is to spend time with other artists. Artists who have devoted their lives to their work. This week-end I had the great pleasure of visiting two such artists in their studios. The first of these studio visits was with James Rauchman a NYC painter recently moved to upstate Vermont.
I met James in NYC a few years ago and fell in love with his work. His competency with a brush allows him to shift and explore various themes with an envious fluidity. HIs themes are varied and he doesn't allow a particular style to box him in yet his work remains distinctly his own. He looks for a line of inquiry from within and then follows it in a series of works until he has completely exhausted it. He works deftly in both watercolor and oil and has a lightness of touch that allows the paintings to sing with an unusual buoyancy and freshness.
You can hear him discuss more of his work in this 30 min interview: https://vimeo.com/143502844 and see more of his work on his website: http://www.jamesrauchman.net/index.html