Eric Fowler has been documenting the everyday world around us through his paintings for well over a quarter of a century. His work has been compared to that of American painter Edward Hopper. While Hopper was considered a realist, Fowler is better described as an expressionist, as his work is an expression of inner experience rather than solely realistic portrayal, as he seeks to depict not objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him.
“My paintings are a process based on observation, memory and a sense of place. I choose my subjects because they truly resonate within me. A familiar place seen anew or a newly discovered town when traveling. I see a dilapidated old house or some quirky building, and I want to capture it in paint. Its where light, form and time converge. Something special can happen. It triggers a response a need to a new painting.”