Sigh. I probably missed my calling. I say “probably” because no one can ever predict how things would have actually turned out had I taken a different route.
My father was and is an artist, and I was born with artistic talent. As a result, I started doing drawings and paintings as a child, and I even showed work at small art fairs when I was just a youngster.
I studied something other than the fine arts, though, when I went to university. I continued to make artwork during my free time while I took classes in the humanities and liberal arts.
About a decade or so ago, I got this crazy idea that I would become a professional artist. Actually, the idea was sane enough for me to successfully place a lot of work in galleries in the US and abroad. I sold quite a few pieces and then had to scale back because it was too difficult to manage an art career when I was so transient and living is such far-flung places. (For about the past twenty years I’ve been an expatriated American and have only recently returned to my home country.)
Today, like so many others, I’ve become obsessed with the internet and all things cyber. As a result, I’ve become more and more a digital artist. Now, when I make I pictures, they are, by in large, computer-generated.
I have developed a pretty cool method for making these pieces. The works are the result of a complex creative process. Many of them start out simply enough, as digital drawings, paintings, or photographs, but then they morph into something that’s hybrid, bold, and totally funky.
I’ve included a small sampling to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. If you’d like to see more, go here.