My first experience with programming was back in 1997 right after my 7th birthday, started getting serious about my self taught coding abilities at 9, and my passion for math extends far before that. Around 2002 after years of playing the violin I wanted to enter the world of visual arts in my own way using math and not long after making a few interesting creations learned about the beautiful infinite detailed objects known as fractals from a documentary that aired on TV known as The Colors of Infinity (viewable on YouTube). I modified my programs and spent the following years experimenting with many ideas, my ambitions to create beautiful art using mathematics was achieved.
I love the mystery involved in trying new ideas with fractals as it is not possible to view and explore them without the awesome computational power of modern computers, and almost all of my creations so far are without any post image editing. I often like to use colors from real world pictures in my art and many of my final ultra high resolution versions (the largest to date being 1200MP or 1.2GP) have taken over a week straight of dedicated computation after I finally figure out what I want and it's always worth it.