Matthew W. Cornell was born in 1964, Fairfield, California and went to college in Long Beach, accounting for his interest in the water, but he has extensively traveled the United States by road. His photorealistic paintings capture the specific architecture and landscapes of small towns. Each scene seems frozen in the moment the artist witnessed it, as Cornell paints time-specific elements such as snow or the sunlight of the magic hour into his work. His paintings of ocean waves are more focused in scale, yet they depict each crest and ripple of the water in the same hyperrealist photographic detail as his landscapes.
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