Adam Normandin is a contemporary realist painter based in Los Angeles. Since 2006, the artist has been exploring freight trains as his central theme.

“For 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. With more than 150 paintings of trains (and 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.”

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