Creativity is about making new connections between ideas and between people.
I've been a multimedia designer for 16 years. I specialize in websites and web-based content, interactive web applications, CMS-based sites, animated graphics and videos, publications, and a variety of print materials.
I code websites and digital media components from the ground up. I also use the Bootstrap 4 framework, Wordpress, and Drupal. I work with other designers and developers in collaborative development environments which utilizes git and github for version control. I especially enjoy collaborating to solve complex CMS and front-end puzzles and making interactive graphics like this.
I'm voraciously curious and I love to teach myself things. Living in the age of information means that whatever it is you want to learn, you can find a way. We have a wide variety of learning opportunities in the form of conventional classrooms, online classes, open source communities, and the skillful use of search engines. It is a good time to be a self-motivated creative learner.
I began painting as a child and never stopped. Painting has never been my academic or professional focus and the majority of my growth as an artist has been independent, with a focus on oil as my medium and mystical nudes and creatures as my subjects.
I began with characters of myth and fantasy and I've grown to explore more abstract archetypes and dreamlike concepts. My style is romantic, sometimes surreal, and often visionary. I often have a narrative or symbolism in mind when I begin but I prefer to be a little covert about those narratives because I believe that the stories my audience imagines are just as valid as the story I began with. We are all creative, connected creatures.
I do not currently take commissions or sell my originals. Digital and giclee reproductions are available.
I began attending burns and multi-media art parties in 2008. I was inspired by interactive art installations I saw which invited the audience to suspend their disbelief and immerse in a more magical world. I noticed a growing number of artists using technology to create magic.
I'm keen on the idea that science is magic. Our growing understanding of the laws of reality inspire wonder. With technology, we are able to take our understanding of science and use it to turn ourselves into magicians.
Through interactive electronic art, first I hope to invite my audience to suspend their disbelief and enjoy a sense of wonder and magic. Second, I hope to inspire them with the idea that anyone can use science and technology to create magic of their own.
I paint in my home studio and at live events.