Abstract painter William Kendall finds beauty and inspiration in his surroundings. He combines materials and techniques, including layering pigment with impasto, scumbles, and glazes—rich textures that dominate the composition. “I think in terms of abstraction; the subject of my paintings is the paint itself. I am totally involved in what can be done on the canvas through the manipulation of the paint…The edges are my vocabulary; much like Jazz, Improvisation is my language. I try to keep pushing the paint—to make things happen in spontaneous ways. I use combinations I’ve never used before. Each time I begin a painting, I am curious myself, to see what will happen—and it is always a surprise,” Kendall says.