Fractalarts.com was created in Oct. 1999 as a way to share my fractal art, and also to share with others what I had learned about this fascinating art form.
Amazing Seattle Fractals was initially started on a free server in the spring of 1999, and then grew from a few pages to almost two thousand pages! After a decade of a tired old design, I finally got around to updating and condensing the website!
I always have ideas for this website, unfortunately time constraints have limited the implementation of some of those ideas! However, I do add new content and implement ideas as time allows, and hopefully you will continue to enjoy the website, and the variety of content shared here.
I'm always open to suggestions or comments! E-mail me if you would like to see something added, or changed. No guarantee I will implement it, but I promise I will definitely review your suggestions!
This site has had thousands of visitors every year from virtually every country in the world, including ones I have barely heard of! I'm grateful to those who have taken the time to drop me an e-mail to comment on the site, or art. I always enjoy and appreciate hearing from you. Although I'm not always the quickest correspondant in replying to e-mail, I do try and answer them all, just be patient with a response!
That would be me, Doug Harrington! For those who are curious, I have lived in the Puget Sound area of Western Washington since 1976, with the majority of that time spent around the Seattle area. Seattle is located on Puget Sound, in the State of Washington. Washington is located in the far Northwest corner of the U.S. on the Pacific Ocean.
Seattle, dubbed the "Emerald City", has a reputation for rain, but we actually have less annual rainfall than New York, Atlanta & Boston with about 36 inches annualy. Seattle rain is usually passing showers, or a gentle mist, and contributes to the lush forests and numereous lakes & rivers in this area.
Washington is an incredibly diverse geographic area with a number of different ecosystems. These include the Cascades & Olympic mountain ranges, Puget Pound, Eastern Washington deserts, the Olympic Rain Forest & the beautiful Pacific Ocean are all examples of this beautifully diverse area. I feel fortunate & blessed to have had the opportunity to live and raise my family here. The area offers outstanding recreational activites, and I've enjoyed more than a few of them! I have posted some photos here of this beautiful area
Besides fractals, (Yes, there is life outside of creating fractals!) I have three beautiful daughters, two now married, and a grandchild on the way. Yes, unfortunately it appears that I am now old enough to have a grandchild, whether I like it or not! ;-) Equal with my love of creating fractals is a love of music, I play a bit of guitar, and I have also enjoyed being a silversmith (loose definition!), and creating various pieces of jewelry over the years. I enjoy virtually every creative pursuit that I can find time for, and will never accomplish all those interests that I would like to pursue!Thanks to living in this beautiful part of the world I have enjoyed skiing, both downhill & cross country, backpacking, kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, steelhead & salmon fishing etc. I was even able to cross one of the items off my "bucket list" in 2010 and managed to go scuba diving in Maui, a long time desire! Well if you've read this far you've got the "Cliff Notes" version about me! I hope I've satisfied your curiousity & that you enjoy the website and art!