Since late 2005 I have been painting in a way that I label Photo-Expressionism. Typically, I use intense expressionistic or Fauvist colors to heighten the visual intensity of my subjects.   I have intentionally chosen traditional subjects such as portrait, landscape and still life settings.   My intention is to combine the accuracy of photography with the high intensity color sense of expressionism, and to encourage viewers to relook at subjects they might no longer see because they are traditional, perhaps even un-dramatic without the altered color and value.   It is my belief that everyday occurrences are just as important as those seemingly more singular events on which the media would focus our attention.  With this approach, I hope to relocate our attention on family, friends, or places in a way that revives interest in what we have sometimes label mundane.