I focus almost exclusively on abstract paintings. Being able to express oneself without words is a power in and of itself.
As an artist, I love to look at works of art and find out what they mean to me. For one person, a painting might mean one thing, and for another, another thing. That's the beauty of abstract. Not always does it portray something definite. The fluidity of it allows the beholder to determine what they see and how a certain painting makes them feel. It's a personal experience.
As it is for the artist as well. And that's why I do it. I can make it what I want it to be; and so can you.