Madison Cawein employs multiple layers of translucent glazes, delivering finely detailed imagery of his environment and experiences. His work is painted with a technical skill associated with photo-realism, while provoking a sense of warmth and intimate connection with the subject.
Cawein, formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, 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.