I haven’t painted or drawn figuratively since my student days. I took to painting objects and still life and rolled with it for many years.
Perhaps one day I’ll return to painting people, but for now chairs are as close as I get.
Chairs suggest a figure. Their design suggest a purpose, a form, femininity or masculinity. They have a definite silhouette which is important in my paintings. They give a sense of space, an interior. You can imagine a person, perhaps even yourself, in the space of the chair.