Adam Miller's paintings really hit home for me. Born in 1979, he's three years younger that me, he's to me one of the most exciting young painters of my generation. When I saw his paintings at first I was a little shocked at how close he came to things I had on the easel. Even the phone poles! But there are definitely differences the more I look at them.
What I admire most is the combination of solid drawing with movement, powerful design, and movement. The one above is my favorite. Such a perfect melancholy.