Water, ink and gouache on Khadi rag paper


  • Title: Water
  • Hand-painted, original artwork
  • Coloured ink and gouache on Khadi rag paper
  • Portrait
  • Signed and dated
  • 10  x 15 cm


The quality of my life infinitely improves when I am around expanses of water. It’s one of the reasons we moved to the estuary town of Wivenhoe.

This abstract piece is a homage to the days I spend looking out over the Colne Estuary. It’s a celebration of the light and life one sees in it and the changes one stretch of water can make over one small time period.

This “Water” artwork is part of my joy and happiness series. This series is a group of original abstract paintings that are meditations on the gift of being alive.

Inspired by artists such as Miro and Chagall, as well as traditional Japanese sumi-e painting, I created this piece with ink and gouache on Khadi rag paper using Japanese calligraphy brushes. I love the shapes and marks these brushes make and I have really enjoyed exploring the creative possibilities with the pens.

It’s my wish for every artwork in this series to be spontaneous, harmonious and joyful and to celebrate these small, seemingly insignificant moments that make up life.

“Water” is a diminutive A6 (10 x 15 cm) in size and the Khadi rag paper absorbs the ink and gouache paint beautifully. It is signed and dated.


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