Having grown up in Chicago, artist Nick Paciorek is drawn to major metropolitan areas for the interplay between figures, architecture, light and color that continually shift from dawn til dusk. Large cities with active skylines, busy streets, and hard edges are one of his favorite subjects. And on one canvas, he can uncover the entire mood of a city.
In recent years, Nick has begun to turn his eye from bustling city centers to their more tranquil outer limits, boundaries formed by riverbanks, beaches, peaks and valleys. To Nick, these landmarks not only serve as a city's backdrop, but often, its heart.
Here are some examples of his work.