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

My other pursuit is philosophical-scientific: understanding how representational paintings function as first-person reports of artists' conscious experience.

In the Links section (above), you'll find a 20-minute film titled “The Painter’s Vision" that explains where some of my ideas come from. You'll also find a perceptive essay about my work by the poet and artist Sarah Sutro.

I'm pleased to report that the January-February 2017 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine lists me as one of Today's Masters!

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