My art begins with an idea. Maybe I want to paint a tree, a figure, or an apple. Maybe I want to turn a reject into something more. Or, maybe I have a creative notion to blend collage and watercolor to create a seascape. Whatever it is, the approach I take once paint hits the paper is all that matters. Art is all about responding to what you see in front of you, and not what you preconceived. - Robert Joyner