I have always loved colour. My paintings as a child were mostly large areas of very, very loud colour.
I paint because I love to. Taking delight in seeing what emerges from the canvas, and I still love colour.
Painting with other artists is a time to spend time with other human beings, without having to talk.
Painting alone is a special time to forget everything else, to get lost in the process of creativity, of colour and line, and light and dark.
During different stages of life I have made more time for painting. Now is one special time in my life when I can devote lots of time to painting.