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 painted subjects.
I have intentionally chosen traditional subjects such as portrait, landscape and still life settings. I aim to combine the accuracy of photography with the high intensity color sense of expressionism, and encourage viewers to relook at subjects they might not linger on because they are traditional and perhaps un-dramatic without the intense 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 might sometimes label mundane.