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A Journey Through Contemporary Narratives 

As a narrative oil painter, my work delves into the intricate stories and profound emotions that define our contemporary world. My passion lies in capturing moments that resonate with the human experience, exploring themes that are both timeless and reflective of the current social and cultural landscapes.

In my paintings, I strive to create a dialogue between the past and the present, blending classical techniques with modern subjects. 


The use of oil as my medium allows me to convey depth and texture, imbuing each piece with a sense of realism that invites viewers to step into the story. My brushstrokes are deliberate and expressive, each one contributing to the narrative I seek to unfold on the canvas.

Contemporary themes are at the heart of my work. From the complexities of identity and the struggles of societal change to the quiet moments of personal reflection, my paintings are a commentary on the world we inhabit today. I draw inspiration from the everyday scenes that often go unnoticed, finding beauty in the mundane and significance in the overlooked.

Storytelling is a fundamental aspect of my art. Each painting is a snapshot of a larger narrative, a single frame in an ongoing film. I invite viewers to engage with these stories, to find their own interpretations and connections within the layers of paint. My goal is to create art that not only captures the eye but also resonates with the soul, prompting introspection and conversation.

Ultimately, my work is a celebration of the human condition. Through my narrative oil paintings, I aim to reflect the diverse experiences that shape our lives, honoring both the struggles and the triumphs. In doing so, I hope to foster a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us, creating a space where art and life intertwine in meaningful ways

-Richard Thorn

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