My name is Joseph Coban
All the diversity in my life is the diversity in my paintings. I work in oil, but I feel not limited to only one medium and style as all of them have pros and cons. When I work on my paintings I set priorities based on the subject I would be working on. If it needs detail (portraits), mood (landscapes), techniques or usage for another media (print), then it is the most important - I try to do my best to insert some personality in them.
I am working from photographs or life. Please, feel free to contact me for a commission. From my website you can see I can do from portrait to abstract. Paintings look detailed but I try to avoid the photographic look, if you would wish that, please find a photographer as this is not my approach. The painting has to have some charge from the artist.
It is very hard to find the proper words for this, but I try to explain. If there is a painting in the museum from known artist it has some "aura" - not visible energy one might feel it and now you go and get a reproduction of the same and you feel nothing. My goal is to put something of that undefined in my paintings.
I am working on my ideas and projects and I know it cannot be done in one day.
I hope I have left enough of time to finish them.