Madison Cawein is a spiritual realist. While many artists working in realism seek to faithfully reproduce how they see the world, Cawein's work elevates universal and spiritual truths found in reality. Cawein has used his photographic skills for years to create source material for his paintings. Empyrean, however, raises the artist’s photographs from source material to finished artwork, offering viewers the rare opportunity to see as the artist sees.
Formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, Madison Cawein currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and the California Institute of the Arts and has exhibited widely, including at the Speed Art Museum. His wok can be found in such notable corporate collections as MCA Records, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the Brown-Forman Corporation, among others.