Hello, and welcome to MultiPersona. Here you will find a collection of works created by Niall Booker. I am an artist with focuses in traditional skill sets as well as modern. Presently, I am working as a 3D visual effects and concept artist for television, feature, advertising and game studios.
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” ~Jack London
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh
Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time - condemned to painting for life. ~John Sloan
For many years now I have traveled across the lands as a professional artist.
Whether it be roaming the hills and marshes as a plein air painter or as visual effects artist squirreled away behind the flickering glow of a computer monitor.
Through the years, I have worked as a creative gladiator in serveral arenas. I started touring long ago as a founding member of a mural arts program in Seattle, then as an interior designer, owning and running multiple locations across several cities, and now I lead as a matte painter, concept artist, 3D generalist and dealine fireman for feature, game, and advertising studios.
Now that I have recently acquired dual citizenship (EU/UK and American), I have plans to expand my horizons and work with artists and directors around the world.
As a little kid growing up in Seattle during the early 80's, some of my earliest memories include drawing robots and running around on theater catwalks. With a Millennium Falcon tucked under my arm and a geode in my pocket, it was within both scientific and artistic atmospheres, my love of stage and film first seeded and began to grow.
As I grew older, my father exposed me to nature, computers and the world of geophysics, and in my mother's theater, The Intiman, I was first drawn to stage design and lighting. Through the years, I never stopped drawing, creating characters and most importantly, the worlds they may inhabit.
My imagination continued to feed from inspirational movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, The Abyss and Indiana Jones. It was in learning about these movies I first fell in love with visual effects and the people behind the creation of them.
Los Angeles, CA 90042