John Collier is an oil painter specializing in portraits and subtly narrative figurative pieces. Working from models and photographs, his figures are realistic in dimension, but have a flesh created from thick oil paint that appears to have been forced onto the canvas.
Here's a shot of my new studio in Tokyo. It's tiny, about a fifth of the size of my Nashville studio, but it will work. As far as studio space goes in Tokyo though, it's pretty big. And on the plus side, did I mention that it's not in Nashville, Tennessee? :)