While Greg Matchick’s hand varnished photographs are unique in and among themselves, he has taken them beyond that, into the digital realm. The fresh new prints displayed here are composites. Drawing inspiration from some of his favorite 19th painters, the "Hudson River School of Artists", and using multiple "texture layers" (which he created from his own nature photographs) Matchick has created photographs with a complexity of textures and tones that truly makes each piece a work of beauty. In combining the warm tones and textures from nature with these scenes of Europe, they become fresh and alive. On the lighter side, by bringing the geology of Missouri into these European scenes Matchick likes to think of these composites as "old world Europe" meets "ancient world Ozarks".
Vic Mastis Owner of Green Door art gallery.