Steven Berry’s ‘water paintings’ induce a state of contemplative reflection. Water can generate a state of mind that echo’s the very properties of the water itself. In the same way gentle ripples can soothe, a tempestuous storm can unsettle. The intent to this series of water paintings is to capture a feeling of deep relaxation. A feeling most people understand if they have ever spent an afternoon staring out to sea or on the edge of a riverbank lost in the glimmer of the ripples.