About

Originally from Connecticut, I now live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Paintings has its roots in our ancient desire to capture images. While photography has largely supplanted this original purpose, its deeper ability to capture idiosyncrasies and non-literal aspects of human perception remains valuable and relevant. Painting has persisted over the centuries as the truest method of capturing images within the highly cognitive and personal human experience.

Rooted in realism, my work is driven by a conviction that modern technical methods — mathematics, color science, image processing — can harmonize with traditional methods, producing greater results than either set of methods alone. It seeks to capture the human experience of seeing, to the “greatest and most natural” extent. I divide my time between developing proprietary painting software, working in my apartment studio, and painting outdoors.

I’ve written several articles on color science, color theory, and image processing:

How Paints Mix
3D Focal Point Median Blur
Paint Palette to Color Gamut
Prioritizing Color Over Value
Oil Painting Color Calibration
Visualizing Color Space in 2D
Low-Cost Hyperspectral Imaging

For purchasing or contact, I welcome messages at:

daniel.w.dichter [at] gmail.com