“Water, thou hast no taste, no colour, no odour, canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Wind, Sand, and Stars 1939
"I am particularly enamoured with the junction of sea and land and the visual ever-changing myriad of colour, light, and forms – providing me with endless possibilities to rediscover through the painting process. Each of these works represents a particular edge of coastline from many places in the world.
I think we all have a fascination for water – in any form and anywhere. It is at once power, peace, perfection, primal, playful, poetic – connecting us all in its mystery and meaning. The challenge as an artist is trying to make “oil and water” mix to capture its changing personalities, its exquisite essence.