Bert Ernie started out painting photorealism in 1998. In that time he has completed almost 40 paintings. Unlike most other artists working in the realist genre he does not just stick to one theme, genre or subject.
Bert has painted
- Still life
- Specialized genres
The art is designed to not simply be a display of technical prowess. Although the paintings are incredibly visually beautiful in that they come close to replicating the quality of the source image, that is not their primary purpose.
The main reason for their creation is to make the viewer think. There is in almost every artwork a strong conceptual value to it. An example of this is the CNC paintings. Their purpose is to have the viewer think about the idea of accuracy and how it pertains to the genre of photorealist painting.