Starlyst Painters

In every era, a painter has stepped forth to combine the thoughts of his or her generation with the way that he or she has seen the world. Unlike photographs, paintings are inextricably bound to their creators, reflections etched and grooved with perceptions impossible to shake. We put painters into schools because we notice patterns about them and connections between them, but above all else, the best painters seem to escape categorization, capturing the world in a way that commands attention and that feels at once wholly universal and wholly personal. Realist or abstract, refined or natural, minimalist or complex, there is no approach or style that is too large for the soul – which is, after all, the true subject for all painters throughout history.