I showcased these 12 watercolour paintings which express my obsession for the colour blue and my fear for deep, dark waters. All my pieces show the vast abyss in itself. It makes me feel vulnerable and fearful but I’m envious of it and of those who swim beneath it. Although I am constantly fighting this fear of deep, dark waters, I find it calming to paint. The contrast between these two emotions have been displayed in my different use of brushwork and the constant light source. You’ll notice the organic ripple effects of water leading up to light – my breath of fresh air. The stagnated brush strokes show my anxiety as I paint the darker hues to each piece which symbolize the unknown darkness. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel. Through painting these I became calmer and I became stronger. By painting my fears I learn to tackle them.