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Artist: Dave Seeley by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com Interview  ISBN/ITEM#: A-DSEELEY
Date: October 2006 / Show Article /

From official release/information:

Dave Seeley was kind enough to agree to kick off SFRevu's Artist Interview feature. Dave as you will soon learn is very talented and has probably done a lot of the book covers that you've enjoyed. He will also be artist Guest of Honor at LunaCon 2007.

In his own words:
Dave Seeley was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and before he was conscious to his surroundings, he was suburbanized for eighteen womb-like years. A love and propensity for math, science and the making of art sent him off to college at Rice University in Houston where he earned a dual degree in architecture and fine art, and in the process, became an avid comics and fantasy art collector.

For several years he practiced architecture while his desire to make art was subverted to art collecting. In 1989 He tracked down artists Rick Berry and Phil Hale to buy a painting, and soon afterward began late night collaborative painting over beer and Irish whiskey with the two of them. Seduced by the charm, glamour and immediate gratification of image making, he derailed his career as an award-winning architect to mainline endorphins produced by making images.

"I think I'm far more influenced by modern day sci-fi film noir than by illustration in the industry today. I find inspiration within the fine art world as well. I certainly tend toward the painterly in non-digital work. I often tackle a piece from the ground up with photo-collage in the computer. I also work in traditional media, largely oils, and pencil and then take a partially developed image into the computer, add photo-source images and work it to some degree with color, filter and lighting manipulations…and when time allows, I oil paint over archival digital prints for a finished piece...MIXED MEDIA."
You can see printed work in The Workbook, and in SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art volumes 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, and in Ballistic's ExposÉ 3 and 4. I am one of 10 artists featured in Dick Jude's Fantasy Art Masters by Harper Collins (ISBN 0007137478). I'm also featured in the documentary film by Michael MacDonald at Roadhouse films called Visions From the Edge: The Art of Science Fiction.

Clients include Tor Publishing, The Village Voice, Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Randomhouse / Ballantine Books / Del Rey, LucasFilm, Men's Fitness Magazine, Bluespark Studios, Fox Interactive, Vivendi Universal, FCB Advertising, Boeing, Harper Collins Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Heavy Metal Magazine, The Idea Design Workshop, FoxAcre Press, Wizards of the Coast, Humanoids Publishing, FASA, Sony / Loews Theaters, Bantam Books, PYR press, Harcourt School Publishers, Hasbro, Wild Planet Toys, Lego and TSR Inc.

You can see his work, ask about commissions, and buy work in multiple media at DaveSeeley.com.

(Source: SFRevu.com)

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