Profiles of Fractal Artists
There is kind of a history of the fractal arts and the people that have been around for years mostly know who all the players are. There are some very smart people with mathematics degrees and others that are not so smart but sometimes get noticed for their artwork rather than their mathematics knowledge. And then there are some people that I think are very smart and creative people that go mostly unnoticed. The people that do the art because they really do enjoy it and create art that they themselves like and don't care about what other people think are in a different category than those that do what they think other people like because they are trying to impress other people and possible out to make some money. It is nice to get noticed and make make some money, but this is a very hard world with a lot of competition.
My suggestion to all fractal artists is to continue and research what is being done in the art world and really study what is being done in some of the active digital art newsgroups and forums. Communicate with these people and make some friends and learn from them. One active group I know of is flickr.com. On flickr.com, just do a search for fractals or apophysis and you will several recent postings.
My specialty is mostly in programming and trying to keep up with new technologies in creating dynamic web pages. I also like studying the flame fractal algorithm. Some of my recent interests are in the new AJAX frameworks that have recently evolved for creating dynamic web pages.