February 26, 2011
digital artist's work goes on show at town gallery
impressive computer-generated image of Bath is among the work
of Burnham-On-Sea digital artist Tim Duke on show at a gallery
in the town this month.
Breeze in Victoria Street is showcasing the work of a large number
of local artists, including Tim, Sharon Campbell, Judith Champion,
Tony Howell, Graham McPherson and Margaret Mickelwright.
Some of the material on show includes far larger pictures than
are usually accommodated, including Tim Duke's very large computer-created
image of Bath, as pictured above.
Tim says: "I have been creating art by using computers for
28 years, initially using the first Apple computers in the early
1980s where he'd move around individual pixels using a mouse about
the size of half a house brick. The pizels were a maximum of only
56 colours, with files sizes of almost half a megabyte! Today
he uses a laser mouse, and a pallet of 17 million colours."
Tim's latest print 'An early morning Bath' is a 2,600 megabyte
digital image and has taken about 1,500 hours and over ten months
The big file size makes it possible to produce large versions
of the picture. The largest Giclee print on display is 7 feet
long. The prints are available as limited edition canvas,
individually made to order, signed and numbered. Light-fast prints
are also available in a smaller size, mounted in a steel or wood
The free entry exhibition - which finishes on Monday February
28th - is at Sea Breeze (01278 783276) opposite the Ritz Cinema
in Victoria Street. Opening hours are 10am until 5.30pm Monday
to Friday, except Wednesdays (early closing at 2.00pm), with Saturday
10am until 5.00pm.