“Swimming through the Garden” is inspired by recent scuba dives in the Raja Amput Archipelago in Indonesia. In this latest “UNDERCURRENT” series I focus on the amorphous shapes and fluid lines of the coral tendrils growing in twisted weird directions underwater, of the moving translucent light through the ocean, and the bright colours of healthy coral. I am fortunate to have spent a lot of time diving in the past decade. I love how the ocean currents creates constant ebb and flow, the swirling fish, the moving coral tentacles in the ocean currents, bubbles from breathing underwater, and the shimmering movement of sea life. This painting seeks to convey the mood and spirit of the reef, of how I feel when I’m diving ~ while also exploring light and colour.