Beth ten Hove
"I live and work on a lake that calls my name every day, inviting me into her deep knowing of light and shadow, movement and stillness. My response to her call is in itself 'water play', as I mix my paint generously with water directly on the surface of the canvas. My canvas lays flat on the table in my studio, like the lake on a calm day, quietly waiting for the dance to begin. I am fascinated by how water alters pigment and responds to the movement of my hands; and in the apparent stillness there is always movement."