Adrienne Stein is a painter living outside of Lancaster PA, whose recent works are primarily figurative, though you will also find still life and landscape in her website galleries.
Many of her figures and portraits incorporate floral, still life or other elements, arranged decoratively, but rendered with an eye to traditional realism. Some of her models have a touch of modern gothic style (in the fashion sense, Stein’s work has more of a 19th century sensibility). Her figurative paintings often suggest a narrative undercurrent.
I particularly enjoy her compositions that explore soft light, muted color and restrained value relationships.
[Via American Art Collector]