In 1969 I began art school training in traditional media: drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, and illustration. By the early 1980s, given a decade-long stint in industrial engineering, my creative perspective was also filtered through a lens of statistical modeling and computer programming. Beginning in the late 1980s, digital media and scientific illustration captured my attention and professional practice.
Since that time these diverse experiences and skill sets have been leveraged in my creative work to carefully investigate and visualize specific themes: how science defines our world, changes our lives, and impacts the environment. Today my art making processes are primarily tradigital; involving digital studio practice combined with traditional media.
Over time my artwork has evolved in a variety of forms: installations, online works, time-based works, large format prints, and mixed media works. Sharply focused imagery combined with vibrant color palettes derived from nature, together with experimentation in technical processes, are constant factors in my creative work. Since the early 1990s my original artworks have been featured in more than 400 exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Since the 1980s I have published numerous articles on art-related subjects including Native American rock art, automotive design, and the history of digital media, contributed chapters to several books, and authored and/or co-authored four books on the subject of digital art and design.
Last, I have also been an artist-in-residence or visiting artist-scholar nationally and internationally. For example: As a 2005-2006 Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan. Additional examples: University of London in London England; National Taiwan Normal University; University of North Carolina Greensboro; United States National Park Service, Del Rio, Texas; National Institute of Design, India; Banasthali Vidyapith University, India; University of Melbourne, Australia; Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan; Beijing Film Academy, China; Nanjing Normal University, China; City University of Hong Kong, China; Boston University; Kanpur University, India; University of Texas – Austin; Indian Institute of TechnologyMandi, India; Troy University, Alabama; Lucknow University, India; Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany; and the Jaipur Art Summit, Rajasthan, India; Shih Hsin University, Taiwan.