The dominant imagery in my work is of figures immersed in water. In this series of paintings the figures are completely engulfed, leaving only the unique and specific features of the face defined against the anonymity of the water. Individualism is being swallowed up by a larger elemental force. I think about water as having an equalizing power over all immersed. Whether human or animal, basic breath is at the surface of consciousness and individual movement is at the pleasure of the water. Visually, water is rich with movement, reflection and depth, and for me a dynamic subject in which to explore the human form in paint.