Connecticut-based painter, Jim Fenzel, uses architecture to depict scenes and tell stories. Originally an English teacher who returned to school for a Master’s of Architecture, Jim takes rules (like: “omit needless words”) and philosophies (such as Hemingway’s “iceberg theory” of omission) he enjoyed as a writer and teacher and applies them to canvas. Jim uses light and shadow, clean lines, and pop art elements to craft paintings with visual appeal at first glance and depth to be derived through closer study. He is an Annex member of the Fountain Street Gallery, Boston with a three-person show coming in September 2022. His work can be seen this spring at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Warwick Center for the Arts, and Manchester Town Hall.