Miriam Durkin challenges herself to use classical figure drawing skills, expressed in contemporary compositions. The results are figurative works that show us the nuances possible with linework and simplified flat shapes. All paintings begin with freehand drawings from a model. Once the figure is established Miriam leaves the world of realism and begins to play with shape, line and color, subtracting elements as the painting progresses. The meaning of the figurative collection is simple. Be present and enjoy the beauty of a restful moment. In art as in life, less is more.