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Artist

Adam Normandin

Delivered
Delivered
Oil on Panel
40x60
Nosferatu
Acrylic on Panel
20x30
Closing In
Closing In
Oil on Canvas
28x72
Alliance
Alliance
Oil on Canvas
26x84
Flight Plan
Flight Plan
Oil on Canvas
62x96
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On the Run
On the Run
50x72
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Devoted
Devoted
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Harvest
Harvest
Oil on Canvas
36x72
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Approach
Approach
Oil on Canvas
36x60
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Alibi
Oil on Panel
9x30
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Calling
Acrylic on Panel
9x34
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Rumor
Acrylic on Panel
20x30
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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