david makin

I am a Fractal Artist and Photographer who came first to Fractal Art from a programming background and discovering the “Fractint” software program in 1999. After writing my own fractal software I switched to primarily using Ultra Fractal.
Fractal Art is a form of Digital Art produced using mathematics and is a product of Fractal Geometry which has been called “the Geometry of Nature”. As geometries go it is the youngest having only been defined and named in the 1970s by the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot.
As a fractal artist I am a three times joint winner of the Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest (2006, 2007 and 2009) and was on the panel of judges for the 2010 contest.
As fractal art is very organic and as has been said fractals are the geometry of nature when I finally bought a digital camera I immediately took to photography, specifically interested in the Natural world and Fractals in Nature.
My Fractal Art includes abstract, surreal and simply patterns and some more realistic work particularly of an architectural style, something that’s a product of a particular fractal type. The colours I use vary however I do seem to have a liking for earthtones, almost monochromatic work or the opposite (in a sort of 60s style).
My photography includes seascapes, landscapes, sunrises, sunsets and macros mostly of the natural world plus views of castles and other historical landmarks. Most is taken in North Wales but some from Scotland and “down South” near Horsham and Guildford.
Both my Photography and Fractal work is available as prints, either on quality paper (mounted or not) or gallery-wrapped on canvas (as Giclées).
Work is available as prints from £7.50 upwards or cards for £1.50 each up to gallery-wrapped canvases for up to £200 or more – I will also take commissions within the scope of my work.