This is a painting of waterlilies in Thursley, Surrey. It is a large painting that deserves a big space. It took a long time to paint and this is reflected in the price (I wish I could offer it for less, but I have to eat). I have tried to convey not just the obvious elements of light and shade but something of the ecstatic experience that can come from meditating or reflecting (a word chosen consciously) on the natural world.
As I painted, I began to see other natural forms – a lilypad and reflected leaves and branches became a jellyfish – and colours that were not actually there mysteriously appeared. More than just a painting of waterlilies, it is a painting that channels witchcraft.