Light and Water


The river needs to take the risk of entering the ocean.

Khalil Gibran

The movement and patterns of flowing water has always fascinated me. My first water paintings, from the early nineteen-seventies, were based on the sea viewed from the deck of a ship. I took up a similar theme again in 2017, this time from the banks of the river Rhine, near my home. The river as a subject, became a metaphor for time, the nature of consciousness and life. Painting these pictures was like taking the plunge and swimming with the tide.

Richard Caston in the studio.
Richard Caston in his studio.