Shortly after graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1980, I purchased a Color Computer from Radio Shack. After teaching myself to program in Color Basic, I began creating my first digital art.

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The Process

I use a lot of different digital tools to create my art. You could say that my process is more like using an orchestra than a trio or quartet.

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“Long-time Ajax resident, Mike Butler can quite literally be called a pioneer of digital art. In the early 1980s, in the infancy of the personal computer, he saw the potential for art-making with pixels and bytes that began a fascination that continues to this day. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto in 1980, where he had studied fine art, Mike got himself one of the first rudimentary Radio Shack colour

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