Coffee With The Nomads

Sam James

Oil On Canvas

This painting is a part of a group of paintings inspired by a camping trip at the end of last year. I was impressed by how inclusive and accessible the caravan park was and how people of all walks of life were using them. This included families, school groups, older couples and young adults. It also impressed upon me how beneficial getting away from our urban environment and communing with nature can be as well as how great that feeling of being on holiday, soaking up the sun and relaxing is. This painting is of a scene at a coffee shop with the important task of navigating the journey towards the next destination for a couple of grey nomads is taking place. I quite enjoy portraying scenes of everyday life and evoking narratives from them and enjoy the challenge of painting from life and capturing the effects of light and colour upon a scene before me.