People often go through their daily routines without noticing the beauty around them. Through my work, I share what I have seen, what I have sensed, and what I have felt to enhance their perception of all that surrounds them. Beyond the physical, I seek to convey the drama, mystery, and complexity of nature and humanity. Aiming for a nuanced simplicity (and a compelling image), I do not merely copy what I see down to the unessential detail. That could be done much more efficiently with a camera than a brush. The unique style and sensibility in my work are not due to subject matter or a particular technique, but come from the purest part of me, the part that has not changed since childhood. The techniques adjust to serve each painting, not the other way around. My paintings are as reflective of who I am as what is before me, offering vignettes from the here and now that are informed by the past but not weighed down by it, capturing the moment in a vital, timeless way.

-Sam Rosenthal