Contact Info

About Myself

    Hello, my name is Austin, and I'm a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, with degrees in Chemistry and Physics.  In early 2008 I found myself spending quite a bit of my free time looking at artwork online, mostly digital paintings.  Enamored with these artists, I decided to try my hand at art, so I started out drawing, and shortly after, I bought a Wacom tablet in order to give digital painting a shot.  Learning how to use photoshop, a tablet, and how to paint at the same time was a bit overwhelming; it took me forever to figure it all out and finish that first painting (it's called Makenzie, and it's in the gallery, if you're curious).  Over the next couple of semesters I started enrolling in the painting and drawing classes offered by my school, and found out canvas painting was just as fun.  I'm still learning, but I love it.

    I've provided my email if you have any questions, or if you would like to buy a canvas print of any of the digital paintings.  If the site doesn't work well on your browser, please send me an email about it.  Then again, if the site doesn't work on your browser, you probably aren't reading this.  Bummer.

About Digital Paintings

    I tend to get a lot of questions about digital paintings. Usually they include "Are they photographs or photo-manipulations?" or, "How do you make them?"  A digital painting is typically made using a Wacom Tablet, which is a pen-like input tool that lets painters make brush strokes in a program like Photoshop or Corel Painter.  Don't be fooled though, even when digital painters use Photoshop, they are not including or manipulating photographs; the painting is created from the ground up, brushstroke by brushtroke, like any other painting.

    Special prints called giclées are used to print digital paintings onto canvases which are then stretched onto canvas frames.  The end result looks exactly like a traditional painting, shape and all.  If you would like a giclée print of any of my paintings, please send me an email and we can work something out.  Unfortunately, a few of the paintings on this site were commissions that I may not be able to re-print for you.

Copyright Info

    This part's pretty straightforward: you cannot use my images on your website (or anywhere else) without my permission.  Beyond that, I will only allow images to be used in a completely unaltered form (excepting resizing), so please don't ask if you intend to crop or change them in any way.