The Showcase gallery exhibits fractal art created with Ultra Fractal, each time focusing on a single fractal artist. This time, the featured artist is Tina Oloyede. In her own words:

I am a fractal artist from the UK. Starting out in this field in 1999, using early fractal generating programs such as Tierazon and Sterlingware, written by Stephen Ferguson, I taught myself the basics of creating artistic imagery using fractal algorithms. A year later I switched almost exclusively to Ultra Fractal which allows the use of multi-layered fractal images to be created and rendered in a high resolution format, suitable for printing. Over the last fifteen years, with the program having been upgraded several times, I have been able develop my own, recognisable style of fractal art, with the help and input of several talented formula writers and fellow artists.

Wild Imagination
This early piece is from 2002 and is one of my personal favourites. I find there is something quite ethereal about the stormy background...
Autumn is Coming
Going back a few years I made a large series of fractals using one particular Julia formula which produces a single "big" spiral...
Cornflowers
For many years I tried to avoid creating fractal art that attempted to look like flowers, instead tending to go for more abstract fractal spirals...
Really Fancy Hexagons
I remember as a child buying books of paper patterns from WHSmith...

I love the controllability of this program which allows for such a wide variations of artistic style. Although I am not a professional artist by any means, I was fortunate enough to have had a solo exhibition of my work sponsored by Kent County Council in 2006. The exhibition was combined with an educative element within several Kent schools in the form of small group workshops, which the children enjoyed and were fun to do. I also curated, with the internationally renowned fractal artist, Janet Parke, a group exhibition at the Nature in Art Museum in Tewkesbury in 2007, in which several of each of our own artworks were exhibited. Over the years a few of my works have been successful in several international fractal art competitions, including the 2006 ICM Benoit Mandelbrot Contest, with ‘Eifiona’. I feel honoured to have a photo of Benoit Mandelbrot himself viewing the print at the exhibition! I have also had my art published in several magazines, books and calendars, including the Fractal Universe Calendars, which I edited for a few years with my friend and fellow artist, Linda Allison.

 
Harlequin
A simple spiral fractal which uses ‘mandala epsilon julia’ formula by Toby Marshall with ‘T Pure Color-by’ outside colouring...
Square Patch
This uses one of my favourite colouring algorithms written by Samuel Monnier, with a pixel formula. The finished piece is reminiscent of...
Clematis Montana
Like Cornflowers, these very stylised fractal flower forms were created using the ‘Flowers’ shapes plug-in with ‘Orbit Traps’ outside colouring...
Some Quite Messy Squares
One of the things I really enjoy when creating a new fractal is forcing a lot of colour and texture into something...

Fifteen years on I am still as passionate about this fascinating form of visual art as ever, and am continuing to learn new methods and develop techniques to suit my own particular style, although am badly in need of some upgraded hardware to keep pace with increasing sophistication of the software! My current work is exhibited and available for purchase on Deviantart, as well as on my own website, aartika! Fractal art. I hope you enjoy this small selection of my work. I have tried to include some quite different styles to demonstrate the diversity of the art that can be created using Ultra Fractal. Thank you to Frederik for showcasing it here!

 
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