When I think about water – oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and ponds – I think of the reflective quality of the water but also the process of reflection. Most of these paintings were done during a period of self- isolation and self- reflection due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic. My vantage point in the pieces over time went from looking out across the water from the edge to a focus on the reflective surface and the depths appearing within. Lilies, various water plants, leaves and branches all inhabit the water’s edge and find a place in the work. Movement and surface, texture and colour all became the material of my inner process. My thoughts are that life is not as clearly visible as it might seem at times; surprises, shifts and distortions are everywhere......but beauty abounds consistently.