My visual language evolved through my work as a painter, animator and visual fx artist. Working in mixed media, the subject arises through the pleasurable aggression of applying media to a surface until a form is revealed through color and texture. The first instinctual marks inspire the composition, which may then emerge through mazes of ink lines, knife cuts, pin striping, drips and working with metallic pigments in palates ranging from earthy to electric. The result is that the work is both primitive yet highly detailed, textured and organic yet with stylized lines. I never paint from reference; I also never plan a painting.