Waterlilies Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated with the dancing colour and light found in images of water.  For me where water exists the space becomes mystical and seductive.  In this body of work I am capturing ebb and change in the vibrating light and movement of underwater water lilies.  The rhythmic, organic plants have a primal energy that evokes interior worlds and a cycle of life theme.  In creating the work I begin with a linear oil stick drawing over a series of wet-into-wet transparent washes.  Then the image is filled in with oil and delicate gossamer threads of silver leaf are added to indicate the presence of man in the environment.