(Probably) there is nothing that captivates us so much, at least in a lost contemplatory moment, as a small rock pool, perhaps even no bigger than a soup-bowl. A self-contained micro-system, almost another world away from the surrounding foreshore, and the distant horizon. Inside, a sprinkling of gem-like natural organisms - often, and not least of which, strikingly coloured and adorned, is the Beadlet anemone (Actinia equina). Exposed out of water at low tide it resides as a glistening deep maroon jellied-blob, but, immersed, it becomes a resplendent and beguiling crown of tentacles caught ruby-red in a ray of sun. That's (possibly) a kind of legend, without the need of an airy-fairy story? Painted studies inspired from close observation on South Wales foreshores. Un-stretched, and therefore slightly wavy paintings, on Fabriano Unica 250gsm paper. Can be framed 'floating', appropriately, or window-mounted. All paintings 250x350mm.