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My back story as a visual artist began with painting, color theory and philosophy studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder and progressed to graduate work at Flinders University in South Australia under Professor Donald Brooke. I then spent a formative year backpacking through Southeast Asia, India and the Himalayas with camera and sketchbook before settling in New York to study abstract painting at the Art Student’s League of New York. One thing led to another, and I ended up living and working in Paris as a fine art, fashion and portrait photographer for a decade, before a return to NYC in 1990.

My experience with digital manipulation began with an intensive Photoshop v.1 course for visual professionals at the legendary Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in the early 90’s. A world of image-making possibility opened up, which led directly to digital imaging for Wendall Harrington’s large scale theatrical projections, exhibitions of archival pigment prints, and commissioned work for private collectors as well as for public, institutional display. The public release of the Mosaic browser in 1993 marked the beginning of the World Wide Web, and my design and programming skills grew in step with the web’s development.

I continue to live and work in New York.

2019 new web presentation:  https://ttrompeter.cargo.site

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