Bert Monroy is an artist, author, and instructor. Upon discovering computers with the introduction of the Macintosh 128 in 1984, he embarked on a new digital career. He embraced the computer as an artistic medium and is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. Bert's work has been seen in every major trade publication of the computer industry and scores of books. Bert Monroy has an extensive library of video tutorials on Lynda.com. A popular speaker at many worldwide conferences, Bert is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team. In 2004 Bert was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. He currently lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.
I’ve been drawing since I was two years old. I had been getting in trouble my entire life for drawing in class, and on the suggestion of one of my teachers, I tried out for the High School of Art and Design. I majored in advertising and illustration while learning from masters of their trade. Later, I attended the School of Visual Arts. All my training led to a career in the advertising industry, where I was an art director and creative director for quite a few ad agencies in NYC. I also did an occasional commercial illustration. Painting photorealistic images remained my passion. I experimented with oils, watercolors, pastels, you name it, I tried it all and although I got fairly good results, I was never quite satisfied.Read More