William Oberst
I'm a Post Contemporary, representational painter working mainly in oils. My subject is people, whom I depict in sometimes highly contrived situations (and sometimes not!).

My other pursuit is philosophical: trying to understand how representational painting communicates with viewers. In particular, I'm concentrating on the artist's consciousness as something viewers can "read" off art. A 20-minute film titled “The Painter’s Vision" (link above) explains where I'm going.

Shown here: "Man At Window," oil on linen, 40 x 50 in. Detail views are in the Portfolio section.