Nicholas Sistler

"Extenuating Circumstances"4 1/4" X 4 1/4" 2007
"Room Service"4" X 4" 2008
"Composition 45"4" X 4" 2014

The small scale of my work invites an intimate viewing experience. I start with a line drawing and then fill in with color. I work intuitively, allowing chance to surprise me with unexpected variables. The gouache paint dries fast, allowing me to work quickly. The paint is applied with precision, keeping the imagery crisp and easy to read. Balance between abstraction and representation is the tightrope I walk.