I graduated from college in 1980 with a fine arts background in painting. I've sold many paintings and etchings and even mixed media drawings throughout my college days in the late 70's and through out the 80's. I started doing digital art in the early 90's. Now I only do digital artwork for CD's and various illustration jobs on my own. I do promo & production animations and medical illustrations for my job at WABC-TV for a living.
When I graduated I wasn't sure what type of professional (career) art I was going to aspire to. I spent a lot of time moving around from different production art studios until I decide to make a change and get a job at a TV station doing news graphics and animations. That's when computers were really developing and breaking new grounds. I started working at CBS here in NYC on the overnight shift for a few years. I then took what I had learned and moved over to WABC-TV. I am very fortunate here because we get to learn and excel with some of the best software out there in the digital world today. So at this stage of my life I have in the last 15 years found what I believe to be the best way to express my personal art outside of traditional painting. I work in many different applications. The 3d application I always use for modeling and scene layout is Cinema 4d 9. I also use Modo from Luxology. As much as I love to model and create a scene in a 3d program, I always finish up in After Effects applying any special effects that I need to composite and then in Photoshop with any final touch ups and color adjustments.