In my view,  art exists in order to transfer emotion directly from one person to another, and in my experience the use of bold color and shape is the most direct way to express that emotion.  I have experimented with many forms of visual expression and I have found that colorful abstract art is the way that I can best use my talents to share what I feel when I am painting.  I do my best to clear my mind when preparing to do a piece and just let myself go.  I feel that the color selection and the shapes that the colors make are directly expression the emotions that I am feeling at that time, as long as I am willing to remove my internal censor and let the paintings take shape.