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Adam Normandin

Reclaimed
Oil on Canvas
22x45
Fragments
Oil on Canvas
22x45
Carnivore
Oil on Canvas
30x60
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Giant
Oil on Panel
48x72
Gather
Oil on Panel
24x36
Descent
Oil on Panel
24x24
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Comes and Goes
Oil on Panel
24x12
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Spellbound
Oil on Canvas
22x45
Lifeboat
Oil on Canvas
22x45
Ransom
Oil on Canvas
22x45
Dissolve
Oil on Canvas
38x50
Introvert
Oil on Canvas
36x72
Exhale
Oil on Canvas
36x36
Surrender
Oil on Panel
24x36
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On the Run
On the Run
50x72
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Harvest
Harvest
Oil on Canvas
36x72
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I am often asked why I paint trains. While there are many reasons, I have narrowed it down to this:

To me, freight trains are like underdogs; Survivors, relentlessly pushing forward despite odds, conditions or circumstances.
They are travelers, each bearing unique marks of time and resilience.
Weathered surfaces, rust & graffiti… All evidence of accumulated experience.
Collectively, these details reveal truthful & soulful stories that transform such ordinary objects into worldly & accomplished veterans.
They become rich with history and an inherent beauty far beyond superficiality.

After completing more than 150 paintings of trains (and still counting), I have learned that a commitment to a single subject not only heightens my creative vision, but has expanded my sense of purpose in a way that can only come with a long term relationship.

In the end, trains remind me that only the journey matters