Stephen Earl Rogers

The Morning News has a fantastic slide show featuring the work of painter Stephen Earl Rogers. The accompanying interview, while brief, is informative. The following line, particularly, stands out:

I can’t remember the last time I ran dry. I work with medieval technology, so things take a long time—I am always playing catch-up with myself: so many ideas, so few of them realized yet.

I quite enjoy the sense of aloofness on much of the subjects’ faces (when people are involved). It’s the closest thing I can imagine to a “candid painting.” Please forgive the distortion that comes with a reduced image size for the below painting – one my favorites:
painting of a woman in a fur coat

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