Born in northern Ontario Canada I spent my earliest years largely outdoors, among granite outcroppings of rock that I grew to love. Those years inform much of the art I create; I find that many of the environmental textures that surrounded me as a child often work themselves into my designs, and I still tend to inject the natural world into most of my images (though not all).
I embraced the genres of fantasy and science fiction when I was quite young. Initially I think part of the draw was that the boundaries of what was possible were set entirely by the artist, though as I have matured (somewhat) I also enjoy the more technical challenges of creating something that is completely fantastical that nevertheless appears as though it could exist. Lately I have been finding myself drawn to Steampunk imagery as I love the range of metallic textures in what are often more monochromatic colour stories (often, not always).
Like many artists I have always tried to find a way to express myself creatively in everything I have done, which has lead to some varied educational and professional experiences. I was originally trained as a graphic designer... so many years ago my software knowledge had been rendered obsolete by the time I started experimenting with Poser (if you'll pardon the unintentional pun).
I am self-taught inasmuch as working with Poser, though several artists here in the Renderosity community have given me a lot of helpful advice. I would like to encourage you to leave comments in my gallery that can provide me with some constructive feedback as I am still a Poser "newbie" relatively speaking, and am always looking to improve my end product.