Laura Chasman

Gallery Affiliations: Clark Gallery

Region: Northeast

My gouache portraits are a visual journal of the people that I have encountered as I go about living my life. It is where I have found myself as a mother, artist, social worker, friend.

I am drawn to each one of my subjects because of their particular way of being in the world; the way they look, dress, and express themselves, and how I have come to know them. The wish to hold on to the transitory experience of being with others to whom I am drawn drives this endeavor. It begins with a feeling or a variety of feelings: empathy, pleasure, amusement, irony.