Water is one of my favourite themes and appeared in my work on several occasions during the year. The photo on the left is of one of a series of drawings that featured the Liffey Valley, while the example on the right is of a Spring flood on the North Esk River. I particularly enjoy drawing moving, tumbling, surging water. There is a lot of energy in this this subject matter. Rock pools are also favourites of mine. Here there is stillness, calm and serenity, as shown in the third example of a backwater at the Cataract Gorge, Launceston. There’s nothing like contrast in one’s work!