Art is the means by which I explore connections, bridging my understanding of the world around me to my perception of the imaginary. I explore how reality and creativity complement one another through the artistic process of painting. Originating from traditional painting, I am now drawn to digital texture painting because I feel that is the most tangible of the areas within visual effects. It allows me to continue my exploration of the relationships I see around me with an artistic voice and a perception driven by the traditional and contemporary art that continues to inspire me. My texture painting is driven by my experience as a fine artist, as well as my passion for painting; by using these as resources, I am able to create the depth and dimensionality that is a necessary feature of perception.