What I do . . . .
I am a photographer as well as an abstract expressionist painter. I respect the efforts of all painters and photographers, however as far my work is concerned, I believe the photographer and the camera are there to reflect and capture reality and reveal it at its best. Photography is also well adapted by bending reality and creating a mood pr emphasizing an aspect of reality. Since the advent of the camera well over 150 years ago nothing can capture reality and the way things "are" better than a camera.
Painting on the other hand has often become more valued for creating what never existed. And yet by creating what never existed it can still be about creating a feeling, mood or an interpretation. This is what I try do with my paintings. At their simplest, my paintings are about creating colors, shapes visual images that are interesting to look at and add some pop and highlights to a room! And capturing things as they are is what I do with my camera!