Paul Gardner Water Series
The Water Series brings together themes that I have been exploring over the past decade - water, river rocks and the ocean tide pools. Initially the series developed form my trips to Scotland, Big Sur, California and influences from Japanese culture and Zen and Tao philosophy. They are represented by various compositions which communicate a sense of being there, having similar human experiences that we can relate to, and a sense of conservation how we need to protect and conserve our environment for the future.
The mixed media materials used in these paintings include acrylic and oil paints, sand, sea glass, shells, rock, collaged papers and resin on canvas or wood panel.