It is difficult to describe in words what I want to achieve with painting. My earliest introduction to abstract art was to take a line (or the pencil) for walk around the paper. Many tears later I learned that the quote was from Paul Klee. Although the artists I have admired varied over the years, some, such as Joan Eardley, are constants, and I return again and again to her works.
Most recently I have been captivated by flower stems in water in glass, and the elusive reality mirrored there with refraction and reflections. I like a delicate balance between the abstract and the representational, pushing the initial sketches more and more towards abstraction. I like experimenting with the paint, following where it leads.