Color grabs me. It moves me. Shape and line are a path to follow. The activity of applying paint to a canvas can feel like dancing. I empty my mind before I start painting as if I am preparing to meditate. I check in with how I feel right then and I pick the colors that speak to me.
I find the process of painting mysterious and that feeling of mastery is an inspiration to me. I don't want to take it apart and analyze it. I want to paint and let the color and shape flow through me and develop on the canvas.