I have an entire web site
with information about myself. It also includes some choice
about just how silly and conceited such self-focused
web sites are.
I was born in England, several decades
ago. I was introduced to fractals more than fifteen years ago,
as a mathematical curiosity--but they have fascinated me ever since.
I've had to learn quite a bit more mathematics to help me understand
what's going on inside fractals, but primarily my explorations come
from an intuitive grasp of fractals.
In 1995, my focus shifted, from simply
exploring fractals to actually developing them as an art form. This,
coupled with discovering new techniques for coloring fractals, was
the start of my fractal art "career".
Since then, my work has appeared on
posters, and in international exhibitions. And I haven't
stopped creating art; although I am often busy with other
projects, I make sure I take time to create.
In addition to creating fractal artwork for a number of years,
I've also had the privilege of being part of the growing fractal
community on the net. I have
helped to run several fractal
contests, I am the
moderator for two fractal-related e-mail
lists, and I helped run the Infinite
Fractal Loop. I have helped beta-test two major versions
of Ultra Fractal,
my preferred fractal tool. And I provide hosting for this
fractal-related web sites.
The past few years have seen some
fantastic new developments in fractal art, as new software,
techniques, and formulas were introduced and became widespread. I expect
even more radical changes in the next few years, as well as more
acceptance for fractal art in traditional art circles.
For me, fractals are a "serious hobby".
But I keep it in perspective; they're just one part of my life,
not the whole of it. If my livelihood depended on them, I don't
think I would enjoy them nearly as much.