Northeast Train at Dusk (2005). Sally Storch (American, b.1952). Oil on canvas. Pacific Art Foundation.
Storch successfully fuses the Ash Can style with the spirit of regionalism to create intense contemporary paintings which impel feelings of timelessness, nostalgia and romance. But the true driving force in Storch’s paintings is her ability as a storyteller. Everything, everyone comes to life in her mind and a pure vision of hereunto-unknown lives become real in her paintings.
Woman reading. New York Public Library, 1944.
“[His] library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.” ― Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer
Mr. S. Frog’s advertising campaign in the “Conquistador Coffee Campaign” sketch