As unique as a thumbprint, the impressionistic painting style sets Mathew (“boo”) Hintz’s work apart. Brush strokes heavily laden with acrylic paint allow Hintz to “sculpt” as he paints, creating a three-dimensional surface. Like the clear coat finish on a showroom bike, the paintings are finished with layer upon layer (7 to be exact) of Damar varnish for a gloss surface. This process enables the viewer to enter the painting through by way of enhancing and richening the color and depth of the paint. It’s something that just isn’t possible with flat, airbrushed portraits or those that use thinner paints.