| I live and work in St. Louis, Missouri, and
have been involved with computer art for about 5 years now.
Originally from Arizona, I moved to the midwest when I was in grade
school. From childhood, I was fascinated with science fiction,
music, technology, and art. I loved building things with whatever
was available; the public library was a source of endless ideas and
inspiration. I happen to think the era I grew up in (1960's) may be
the greatest time for science fiction and fantasy writing, movies,
and television that ever existed. I carry the memory of it always, letting it out
through some of my art.
I didn't follow up on my art interests in high school; instead, I went into electronics, where I still work today. I also continued playing music, singing, and recording with bands based in Illinois, Kansas City and St. Louis. You can take a look at a current project, "Gideon" here, or visit the band page for more of my music history. I also worked in radio broadcasting and production in the 70' and 80's; take a look here and you can listen to some ads and airchecks from those days.
When I was first introduced to computers around 1990, I immediately saw a powerful tool for photo and music creation, although at that time the systems were pretty limited. I spent time both learning to use the software, and to repair and build the hardware of computers. Early versions of Photoshop and Paintshop Pro allowed me to experiment with photo manipulations and some painting. While looking for desktop artwork, I began to see all the 3D produced art; I managed to get a copy of Bryce, and I was off to 3D creation.
Since then, I have discovered Vue Esprit, Terragen, 3DS Max (so much fun creating models!) and learned much about the power of
Adobe Photoshop. I've also begun developing some animation skills, so look for a few to appear on the site soon.
You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, and enjoy your stay!
Paul A. Gibson