Abstract painting isn't new, however artist Suzanne McClelland has developed an approach that feels fresh and innovative.
She is fantastic at talking about her work. Listening to her describe her thought process when developing a piece ought to be required in any abstract painting class. I encourage you to visit her website here and read an interview with her here.
She is heavily influenced by text and language. Her paintings are a visual representation of the verbal atmosphere. They are meant to depict the feelings of language and the cadence of communication. She embraces the various contexts of words and their ambiguity. To me her works feel both intuitive and calculated.