These images were made working alongside FreshFly Films as they filmed a documentary on contemporary realist artist Jamie Wyeth. The day began with Wyeth reminiscing about how he learned to paint from his Aunt Carolyn while in his grandfather N.C. Wyeth’s studio. At his father Andrew Wyeth's studio, it was clear how influenced Jamie had been by each other's approach to painting. The NC Wyeth studio is covered in objects from many of his famous illustrations and paintings while Andrew's studio is nearly the opposite. The plain walls and shadows cast from the afternoon sun felt as though the paintings would emerge from the atmosphere itself. Jamie Wyeth paints within his own distinctive style and carries with him a family tradition of being a thoughtful artist fully consumed with painting now as when he first started. He’s widely known and respected for his monumental animal portraits, particularly Portrait of Pig and Raven. I have a lot of favorites but Portrait of Shorty, Sea of Storms and Pumpkinhead have always stuck with me.