The watercolour paintings are a direct result of a complex and unique technique developed through experimentation and evolved over many years. Within the overall size of the paper, I thoroughly wet a rectangle varying in size, from 6 in x 8 in to 20 in x 24 in, leaving an outer border dry. Immediately, colours are introduced in layers using a succession of six to twelve generous and carefully controlled washes, simultaneously 'lifting off' excess water and specific areas of colour. No conventional brushwork is involved. The process is designed to trap the spontaneity of light.