original oil painting by James earley, realism, photorealism, fine art

“Alone In New York”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

30cm x 40cm

Created 2021

This painting is available to purchase. 

The painting is professionally framed in a hand crafted frame and will come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

The painting will be insured and tracked during delivery and delivery is free.

“Alone In New York” is an original oil painting. The subject is a homeless lady who is sitting by a bus stop in New York. The world moves so fast around her whilst she sits in silence and reads a book whilst making notes at the same time. Like so many of the homeless she has a story to tell. I have met so many homeless people who see the cold and lonely streets as an escape from their home, their abuse and their trauma.
I wondered what she was writing, I thought of her dreams as a child, I thought of the injustice that these dreams were stolen from her.
I added the shadows in the foreground as a sign of threat, uncertainty and fear that the homeless constantly have to endure.

I want to thank the brilliant photographer Rob Sternitzky whose photo I referenced for this painting

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