"Painting the Figurative Life" is a show reflecting the visions of two distinctive oil artists with different, yet complimentary, points of view. Patricia Schappler is asking us to ponder what the individual is thinking while looking past the story telling narrative. Positioning of figure suggests “anticipation” leading us in movement towards that feeling of “wanting more.” Diana Kirkpatrick asks us to look more deeply into realism, past the personality, towards soul essence. Eyes of her subjects have an uncanny way of pulling you right in. The gist of her work is that it’s less about the individual and more about what lingers, hidden, in the underlying recesses of the being.