I produce computer drawn images, mainly of local scenes. All are available as high quality 4”x 6” greeting cards, Christmas cards or as A3 and A4 enlargements. I also produce limited editions of larger prints of up to 40″x40″. Please contact me for prices and details. Commissions considered.
If you are interested in the way I work, click on the Green Park, Winter image to the right and compare it with the Spring, Summer and Autumn images to which it is linked.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Howard Temperley’s switch from academic history to computer graphics has been compared to the transition from caterpillar to butterfly. Although he dismisses the comparison, it has, as he freely admits, been a liberating experience. It has also been a source of much astonishment, not least to himself.
Although lacking in any formal training in art, he had, as a teenager, amassed quite a large portfolio of pen and ink drawings. Sixty years later, freed from his academic responsibilities as Professor of American Studies at UEA and embarking on a memoir of his early years, How it Was: Growing up in the 1930s,’40s and ’50s (AuthorHouse, 2010), it seemed only natural to use them as illustrations. This was fine so far as his teenage chapters were concerned, but raised problems with regard to the others. So, furnishing himself with pen, paper and India ink, he set about creating additional images in the same manner as before.
It was only when he came to scanning the two sets into his text that it occurred to him that he would have been better served using digital manipulation from the outset. Here were ways not only of cleaning up the images he had drawn but of creating new ones, making them larger and smaller and moving them about at will. At first his main concern was simply producing the sixty or so black-and-white images he needed for his memoir. But once that had been done he began experimenting further, adding colour to his pictures and in due course producing cards and calendars, first for his own use, then for friends and finally for the public at large.
Much of the artwork of the future, he believes, will be done on computers using systems much more sophisticated than the ones he uses. Although a relative newcomer to the digital revolution he has developed a distinctive style. No other artist, he claims, does quite what he does or produces images quite like his. He is also continually discovering new ways of using the techniques currently available. This is, he argues, an exciting time to be a computer artist. No doubt new ways of putting paint on canvas will be discovered, and conceptual artists will doubtless continue being conceptual, but for the time being at least it is in the field of computer graphics, he believes, that the most interesting and innovative work is likely to be found.