Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EXACTLY IS DIGITAL ART?
The digital age affords the artist of today creative opportunities previously not available.
Digital Art is like any other art form but instead of traditional tools uses digital means to create the image that the artist desires.
Digital Photography is different from what I do which can be understood as Digital Painting. The articles written about my work describe it as “Painting With Pixels.
HOW DO YOU CREATE YOUR WORK?
I begin with one of my original photographs which I transfer to my computer. Using a variety of photoshop techniques I modify the image until I arrive at the basic effects that I’m after.
NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS
I work with a digital tablet and a digital brush to now totally transform the image. I may work days, weeks, or even months on a single image.
I don’t consider the work finished until I’m satisfied that it is truly a unique Digital Painting and is no longer the photograph that I started with. If the end result has not been significantly changed to a new and more powerful work of art then I discard it.
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR PRINTS?
Since the work is created directly in the computer the finished work exists as a digital file as in digital photography. In order to achieve a tangible product the file must, of necessity, be printed. My work is available on heavy watercolor paper, canvas or aluminum.
My work is printed professionally by a company that uses large Epson printers and light fast pigmented inks. Inexpensive prints use dyes and so the colors will quickly fade.
I take my inspiration from the beauty that surrounds us. In my work I attempt to make the things that we see as insignificant, such as a single fallen leaf, become significant.
What I see as complex I attempt to make more accessible.