Casey Childs considers all of his figurative paintings to be self-portraits, even though none may depict the artist himself. Childs explains that the models and family members he paints become part of him, and each portrait is an exploration of him as an artist. In general, the Utah painter says his goal is to reflect the human condition. “My interest in the people around me comes from the idea that we look at people every day, but we never really stop to see them,” he says.

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Casey Childs in Southwest Art Magazine, May 2015.