In my textile work, I used the dye in a very expressive and abstract way.  It has been challenging for me to translate that freedom into paint, and I have had to re-learn how to use paint in a traditional way before I felt free enough to experiment.  So my paintings now range from initial studies with focus on looking and learning to much looser interpretations.  I need to do both and I enjoy doing both.  Landscape, horses, people and the abstract shapes I see around and in them are my favourite subjects.