In January 2018 I attended the SIM (Association of Icelandic Artists) Residency in Reyjavik. I spent a lot of time drawing in coffee shops and looking out into the darkened city. My favorite coffee shop was Reyjavik Roasters. This painting, done from drawings and begun in Iceland, shows a girl reading at that coffee shop. 

- Geoffrey Stein

Reykkjavic Roasters

Acrylic painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

20" h x 20" w 
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Geoffrey Stein
New York, New York

Getting to Know Geoffrey

Contemporary portraitist Geoffrey Stein left his job as a New York litigator over 15 years ago to pursue his creative passions. After studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Geoffrey returned to New York with a new career: that of an artist. Based in a bright Garment District studio, Geoffrey creates portraits mostly from life, or from reference images he clips from magazines or his own photographs. Collage and layering are major components of the work. Varying degrees of abstraction within Geoffrey’s oeuvre set a range of emotional tones. “For me, there has always been a tension between the verbal and the visual,” he says. “I paint because I do not have words for the things the paintings are about.”