Jean Broden

street scene, winter, cityscape, oil painting, traditional, representational

20" x 14" oil painting on canvas, currently framed in a dark re-purposed wood frame. This painting is an homage to the old warehouses built in the nineteenth and early twentieth century that are being torn down to make room for new housing.


vintage, realism, still life, mid-century modern
Penguin Pairing

16" x 16" oil painting.  This mid-century gem has been a part of my family for decades. I love the reflections gathered into it.

cityscapes, street scenes, buildings, realism
Main St, Manayunk

18" x 24" oil painting in a re-purposed wood frame.  This piece tries to capture the life and vibrancy found in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia.

vintage, realism, still life

11" x 14" oil painting. Available unframed or in a light oak, handcrafted shadowbox frame. This image is focused on the beauty of simplicity found in the past.

cityscapes, street scenes, buildins, houses, realism
Hope & Norris

22"x 28" oil painting. Available unframed or in a white recycled window trim frame. This painting addresses the changes that gentrification creates in old neighborhoods.

vintage, realism, still life
Black Desktop

12" x 16" oil painting. Available unframed or in a classic dark brown handcrafted frame.  This oainting is about celebrating the beauty of design objects of the past.

cityscapes, street scenes, buildings, realism
Willow Street Steam Plant

This is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas painting.  The subject is an abandoned steam plant at 9th and Willow Streets in Philadelphia.  The painting is available unframed or in a handcrafted, reclaimed wood frame. Pictures with frame available upon request. 

vintage, realism, still life

16" x 16" oil painting. Available unframed or in a classic, dark wood handcrafted frame. This painting was a sink into the reflctions of stainless steel experience.

I am a contemporary realist painter with a focus on the old, the overlooked, and the under-appreciated beauty that surrounds us in our everyday lives.  My desire is to get viewers to notice more about the ordinary places and things that they interact with each day; to see them in a new way.