Giclée PRINTS 

From Eclectic Arts and Crafts, Tom Conally

 "Full Moon"

Frame 14x11

Print matted 8x10


 "Leaf Fountain"

Frame 14x11


Frame 14x11

Print matted 8x10


"Fire Works"  

A 4 section fractal work

each  Print matted 8x10

Frame 18 x 15


Tom Conally At the Elon University exhibition.

My fractal art galleries at smugmug

My Origami Page

Eclectic Arts And Crafts

These prints are giclée prints, 

a fancy name for ink jet prints.

Fractals are generated with a fractal generator and then are enhanced in a graphics program with various effects to make them look like drawings or paintings, stained glass, and many other textures. These renderings are colored to the artist's taste and printed with Epson Durachrome  Ultra ink, a premium ink with many years of life expectancy on premium photo paper. They are then treated with a glossy preservative that reacts with the ink to actually build a textured surface. This enhances the life of the print and gives it a unique look. These are limited edition prints that the artist prints, mats and frames with a simple black frame and glass protection.


These are actual photos of the art for sale.  

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 About the Artist

This story was written by 

Jeff Wirick for the Burlington, NC Times News, summer 2007

ELON — Tom Conally proves you don’t need paint, canvas or brushes to produce interesting art. His alternative tools consist of a computer program, a printer and a vivid imagination.

The Elon resident has received a positive reception from his 60-piece exhibit of fractal art, which was on display at the Isabella Cannon Room in the Center for the Arts at Elon University during July and August 2007

The pieces seem to be going quickly, though. Thirty  had “sold” signs on them at the end of the exhibit.


Fractal art is made by calculating fractal objects and displaying them as still images, animations or music.

“It’s basically a (math) equation plotted out by a computer,” Conally said.

Actually, it’s a little more than that, as Conally later explained. He creates his works on a computer, adds color, prints them out and then frames them.

The computer program Conally uses — there are more than 100 programs that can help produce fractal art — comes with hundreds of formulas and a place to plot coordinates.  Change the parameters of the equation and you change the shape of the displayed images.

Conally tinkers with different equations to create his art. Adding color combinations, he said, “makes it snap a little better.”

One thing Conally said he doesn’t mess with is the math.

“My interest in this is more art than math,” the 1967 Elon College grad said. “I have a minor in math, but I could never handle the math that it takes to do these. I let the computer do that.

“It’s a blank box. I plug in the formula, I tell it what parameters to use, it changes the parameters and it shows me what it has. If I don’t like it, I change it again.”

CONALLY HAS TAUGHT chemistry for more than 20 years — first at High Point College, and now at Alamance Community College. But he has always found time to develop his artistic side.

“I’m just very curious,” he said. “I get into a lot of stuff. (Fractal art) just happens to be one of those things that I’ve become passionate about.”

Through the years, Conally’s passions have included everything from photography to Origami. He also made and sold boomerangs until recently.

Wife Faye Conally said Tom’s artistic side emerged early in their 43-year-old marriage when he decided to cover a bare wall in their house by making an acrylic painting.

Fractal art didn’t become an obsession to Conally until the last decade or so. He still uses an older computer program, FracTint, to create most of his pieces.

“I would advise (anyone interested in making fractal art) to get a Windows program because the FracTint program is so old,” he said. “I’ve learned all the commands, so I know it. But in this day and time, most people don’t know the DOS operating system, so they’d have a very hard time operating that.”