Don Bristow

Don Bristow

Photographer / Fractal Artist

Don Bristow is a professional photographer and fractal artist living in Bullard, Texas, with his wife Sandy and dog Teddy.

According to Bristow, Mathematics is rich with undiscovered beauty. Mathematics has replaced Bristow’s frequent drives to Yosemite Valley and the Pacific Coast, and his computer has replaced his camera as a tool to capture unique and fascinating images. Bristow pours over solutions to equations from the field of mathematics called Chaos Theory, and there he finds landscapes, seascapes, stars and planets – a mathematical virtual universe that looks much like our own.

While Fractal Art is still considered an experimental art form, Bristow maintains a great deal of discipline in his work and hopes to help lead the art form out of its infancy and into wider acceptance.

Because it can stimulate minds and trigger new ideas, Bristow believes that CHAOTICA, his body of Fractal Art, is an excellent choice for upscale commercial interiors, especially lobbies and conference rooms. Exhibits of CHAOTICA have demonstrated that it appeals to young and old, and to artists as well as engineers.

CHAOTICA has been exhibited in Texas by the Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Arlington Museum of Art, and several other venues. CHAOTICA has been pictured on the covers of While-U-Wait Magazine in Tyler, TX, and The Commercial Real Estate Network in Atlanta, GA and in Dallas, TX. In addition to these publications, articles about CHAOTICA have appeared in BSCENE Magazine, Bullard Banner News and Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Examples of Bristow’s work are currently on public display in Tyler,TX at Valerosa Designs & Gallery, Gold Leaf Gallery, the Ben & Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, the TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, and Bethesda Health Clinic.

Bristow is a supporter of artists and the arts in East Texas, and his business Lightray Photoimagery serves East Texas artists with much needed services. His services include artist portraits, fine art recording, artist websites and website hosting.

Bristow’s artist portraits have been on display at two exhibitions, A Focus of Bullard Artists – Portraits and Representative Works at M6 Winery in Bullard, TX, and Work of Love: Artists’ Portraits at Artisan Gallery in Sacramento, CA.

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