Painting abstractions has allowed me to explore a part of myself that I didn't know existed before. I begin with no planned thought, except whether I would like to express something organic, or structured. I find it a liberating and exciting process. I have been experimenting this year with many different techniques. I discovered a new technique for myself that I find most inspiring, and that is painting without brushes. Instead, I have been using a variety of palette knives and my fingers. I have made a note on the paintings with which I used this technique.