Fauvism (and Fauvist art) came into the world in the early 1900’s, around 1904. It was a means for the artists of the day to escape the use of the everyday realist and impressionist color palette. By using a far broader (and usually wilder) pigmentation range, the mood and impact of the work was greatly visually enhanced. While most Fauvist work is still representational by nature, the bold and brash use of surreal colorization leans the work towards abstraction. My personal foray into Fauvist art intends much the same goal as it’s creators. That is, to create intense and dynamic moods through the use of surreal colors and other painterly freedoms.

Major Influencers: Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Georges Braque, Kees van Dongen, Gabriele Munter.