Warm February Night by Julie Eisen-Lester, Oil on Canvas
36 x 72
Oil on Canvas
Much of my art is inspired by my love of travel. At times my travel can involve a trip to Spain, Italy or Portugal, while at other times it can be only a walk down to the train station near my Yonkers home or a subway ride to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Wherever I go I am fascinated by the ordinary things in life that we take for granted. The subjects may be old trucks, or water tanks, people waiting for a bus, taking a lunch break outside or singing in a doorway for money. In my most recent work I am interested in the way people use outdoor spaces for their personal uses. I am fascinated by the intimacy and personal behavior I have seen in public. I want to portray these moments on the street by painting them vibrantly and with immediacy. This will offer the viewer a glimpse into the world that inspires me.