Swimmers delves into the sensation of being immersed by dissolving the figure’s boundaries.
The sensory freedom of movement, lightness and power I experience when immersed and moving within and through water allows me a powerful transformative experience.
Water as a powerful and transformative medium, offers wonderful scope for exploration both visual and metaphorical.
I explore the constantly changing surface of the water as it distorts and alters our visual perceptions of the body which both visually and metaphorically affects our sense of self. When exhibiting some of these paintings a woman who experienced body dysmorphia emotionally expressed to me that her engagement with them helped her to understand and acknowledge that she was imposing on herself a distorted view of her own body image and recognised this as a positive way forward.