I was tracking digital art from about 1988, quite sure it would be a major force in the future. In 1996 I decided to commit to digital art. I never used photographs or Photoshop, believing that this would be a dead-end. My goal, from the beginning, was to make fine art using digital tools. All the work shown here started on a blank screen. I wasn’t competing with other digital artists so much as I was competing with other artists using traditional media. Could I make art as interesting as what they were making?

a second site with a larger selection   of digital paintings. Images enlarge when clicked.

a good introduction to digital.

Death to Photoshop...

theoretical issues remain the same; you need to do something with that photograph to call it “digital art.”

Toward A Digital Manifesto...

early statement is still current.

I entered a lot of juried art shows, nationally, and got in more than 35. I had my first one-man digital show at an on-line gallery based in Boston--the Caladan Gallery. Title: The Digital Revolution. The Director there called me “a visionary and a pioneer.”

Very quickly, digital art fragmented into many different kinds. The theoretical aspects were quite fascinating. I wrote essays with such titles as “Death to Photoshop” and “Toward a Digital Manifesto.” I started a blog called DigitalRising.

All of the digital work is released in editions of 10, signed and numbered, usually at an image size of 11 by 14, and a framed size of 16 by 20, at a price of about $130 framed, depending on how many of an edition remain.

Ideally, a collector purchases the  image only, usually at $100, and  frames to taste.

Buying, collecting and framing digital prints is exactly the same as with photographs. Indeed, photographs are mostly digital now, Please call Word-Wise Modern 757/455-5020 for more information. Or email.

Click to view more digital paintings in the Digital AnnexDigital_Annex.html
See PERMUTATIONS,  a conceptual artwork PERMUTATIONS.html