Daphne Confar

Daphne Confar crafts 'plain folk' characters. "I make the story up in my head. I love making a painting of someone and feeling how their life must be from the darkness of the room, the way they're sitting, the way they're looking nervous, or how stoic they are."

Her 'quirky portraits' are intimate affairs, whether small or large woodblocks and wood on canvas. "I usually find snapshots of people that I don't know and I figure out who they are. That is what really excites me about painting is just finding these interesting people."