It is difficult to say why I enjoy painting and drawing so much. Perhaps it is because I enjoy the visual imagery the world and its people present. Sometimes I think about what I see, but mostly the pleasure I feel comes from a different realm. I have come to recognize that I am more and more sensitive to what I see and it all seems to become more beautiful than ever. Perhaps this is the gift of old age.
I prefer not to talk about painting, but would rather simply share a visual experience. Painting starts where words leaves off. I hope not to produce paintings that need words. A significant painting stands on its own be it representational or non-objective. I believe aesthetic experiences are often enhanced by sharing. Sharing, not with words necessarily, but simply by being in the presence of someone seemingly having the same experience.
–Gaell Lindstrom, 2003