From the artist:
I lived in Australia for periods of time between 2001-5 and when you live in such a hot climate all of a sudden water becomes more important!!! I visited huge waterfalls, swam in rivers, lakes and the sea and yes I did see many dangerous animals whilst doing so. It was a serene calmness and cool stillness that water gave my spirit which I had never experienced in this country. This painting is representative of that experience and perhaps I was the lily in the middle surounded by this beautiful water energy of peace and flow.