Often depicted as beautiful maidens or mermaids, water nymphs (or naiads) are spiritual creatures that preside over rivers, streams and other bodies of fresh water. Referencing the local river and the female form, I have put together a series of work that celebrates this life force. Rivers move through the landscape, connecting us to both land and sea. They are often perceived as Edenic, a place of abundance and natural beauty. The water spirits are transparent and almost weightless. They merge with the flowing water, evoking both a sense of stillness and movement. Like the river itself, constant yet ever changing.