Dickson Schneider is a Texan born painter that lives and works in Alameda, California. He teaches Painting and Art at California State University East Bay in Hayward. Dickson’s eclectic attitude to art has lead him to traditional media, video, digital prints and writing. His current work applies high realist technique to emphasize the unlikely reality found in fashion advertising. He uses oil painting on PVC panels that offer the richness of the traditional with post-modern materials. In his current work, Dickson uses models that are placed in fine art contexts (the art gallery/museum). His paintings create a deliberate cognitive dissonance between the real/unreal and desire/humor.