Doug Sweet's incredible use of color and light make the subjects of his paintings glow from within, with a very ethereal light. Flowers, fruits, vegetables and even common tools such as pliers and wrenches are elevated to a higher level with an aura of color surrounding them. Although his exquisite acrylic on canvas paintings are painted in the Photo-Realist style, they seem more "Hyper Realist" because they are amped-up a bit from strict realism. When Sweet incorporates images of glass into these paintings the effect is simply breathtaking. Viewed closely, the surfaces appear abstract with pools of beautiful colors. When viewed from across the room these same images come together in a most realistic, albeit amped-up, gorgeous life-like rendering.