Lila Freeman draws and paints directly from life, composing arrangements of people and objects in and outside her studio. Lila is drawn to human subjects who stand out starkly from their backgrounds, and to backgrounds that fight to come forward. In the resulting depictions of strangers, acquaintances, models, and loved ones, the viewer is given unexpected and at times voyeuristic insight into others. Lila's work examines the nature of human attachment to our environment, ourselves, and each other. It also addresses the joys of seeing, and the artist's process in locating, selecting, and recording those sights. Through decisive, gestural drawing and paint application and an emotive palette, the viewer can feel the artist's urgency and connection to both the subject matter and the media.