In his paintings and drawings of the human figure and the inhabited landscape, Greg Horwitch evokes the psychological and emotional experiences of everyday life. Whether depicting a couple at the beach, a sole customer at a bar, or lobster traps piled in a clearing in the woods, his canvases hint at the isolation, melancholy, and worry inherent in contemporary society. Originally from Boston, Horwitch studied and worked in Italy for 12 years before recently returning to the United States, where he divides his time between New York City and mid-coast Maine. While in Italy he pursued studies in observational drawing and oil painting at Charles H. Cecil Studios, in Florence, to complement his B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. He later taught figure and portrait drawing and painting as well as human anatomy for artists at the Cecil Studios. After a number of years exploring the genre of landscape, Horwitch has returned to his first artistic loves: the human figure and narrative, whether explicit or suggested. He addresses issues in contemporary American life with an eye informed by an Old World sensibility. “The subjects vary, but the vehicle is always light,” the artist explains. “The Italian word chiaroscuro literally means 'light-dark.' Light renders the world visible to the eye; darkness renders it captive to the imagination." Horwitch has exhibited his work at galleries throughout the country and abroad, including Grenning Gallery, in Sag Harbor, and Galleria Cami, in Florence, as well as at local community cooperatives and art centers.