I showcased these 12 watercolour paintings which express my obsession for the colour blue and my fear for deep, dark waters. All my pieces show the vast abyss in itself. It makes me feel vulnerable and fearful but I’m envious of it and of those who swim beneath it. Although I am constantly fighting this fear of deep, dark waters, I find it calming to paint. The contrast between these two emotions have been displayed in my different use of brushwork and the constant light source. You’ll notice the organic ripple effects of water leading up to light – my breath of fresh air. The stagnated brush strokes show my anxiety as I paint the darker hues to each piece which symbolize the unknown darkness. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. Through painting these I became calmer and I became stronger. By painting my fears I learn to tackle them.

 


Abyss
A particular zone extending between 3,000 and 6,000 meters in depth.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Albedo
The fraction of incident light reflected from an uneven surface; especially, the surface of the earth.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Bathyal
The benthic depth zone, extending along the continental slope from about 200 to 2,000 meters depth.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Bathmetry
Related to the depth of the sea floor and its mapping.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Marine Cavern
or sinkhole which is open to the surface and has developed in a bank or island.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Visual Hallucinations
Seeing something that isn’t really there in the ocean
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Bodies of water
is any significant accumulation of water, generally on a planet’s surface.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Fear of distance from land

Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Sea monsters
Beings from folklore believed to dwell in the sea and often imagined to be of immense size.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Aqueous
Something made up of water.
Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


Vast emptiness of the sea

Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm

 


The depth of water

Watercolour painting 495 x 680 mm