Roland Printers | Rick Berry and Darrel Anderson

Diverse Backgrounds and Fresh Ideas Merge to Pave the Way for Digital Art

Rick Berry and Darrel Anderson

Long before anyone had ever heard of digital art, Rick Berry and Darrel Anderson saw it coming.

Over the last 30 years, their work has inspired a new generation of digital artists and garnered awards from The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Spectrum, Macintosh Masters, Computer Graphics World and Truevision International Videographics Competition. It has appeared in nearly every major computer graphics/media/arts magazine, as well as many other publications including books, comics and posters.

Their cutting-edge studio, Braid Media Arts, is a place for artists from diverse backgrounds and interests to share ideas and learn from each other. One idea shared by all is the importance of the finished print.

"Their cutting-edge studio, Braid Media Arts, is a place for artists from diverse backgrounds and interests to share ideas and learn from each other."

"With digital work, there is no original in the traditional sense, no physical art object," Berry said. "While there is often an original traditional media piece at the core of our digital art, the resulting Roland print is a new original work in its own right.”

Braid creates limited edition prints on a Roland Hi-Fi JET. "It's the print-making solution we've been seeking for years," Berry said. "It offers the image fidelity, permanence and size we need to produce images on a wide variety of media, including heavy art papers. Printed with pigment inks on the finest media, these are beautiful, true archival pieces."

Braid recently produced and installed several large (4' x 8' and 3' x 9') pieces in the new offices of Neovation - a Web solutions company with offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Chicago. For large scale applications, Berry and Anderson assert that the Hi-Fi JET allows them to customize pieces to meet the many requirements of their clients.

"We are excited about the possibilities in digital art," Anderson said. "The Roland completes a set of tools that expand not only the creative options of the artist, but also the scope of art itself.”