Candyss painted for seven years in Asia and this experience greatly influenced her subject matter. Lily Ponds, waterways and water studies are the main subject themes in this MIDNIGHT REEDS Series. “What inspired me after being surrounded by beautiful ponds and waterways was the idea of the fluidity of water being an analogy for the constant flow of life- the fluidity of our imagination and minds – the defining qualities of the human life. There is a comforting and peaceful feeling experienced while gazing into water – listening to the sound of flowing water and staring into the gentle moving pond; returning us to that serenity of the Inner Self.” Candyss has used soft pastel colours in ‘The Pond’ diptych creating a pretty scene which brings peace and relaxation to the viewer. Candyss has received many commissions based on this series and loves to revisit the semi-abstract and peaceful subject matter.