Skylight Swim


‘Skylight swim’ shows the reflections on the the surface of an aquarium from a skylight above. I love capturing the distortions that this creates, combined with the movement of the water. I like capturing the iridescence from the fish that has the ability to glow throughout the painting.

I never use black, but prefer to mix colours to create the required depths of colour. In the skyight shadows there is a mix of green, blues and reds that will show up at different angles.(adding to that iridescent glow)
The painting continues around the side of the painting and this is shown in the photographs.

Artist: Louisa J Simpson

Product Reference No: A-214733

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 51 x 5 x 20 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Louisa J Simpson

I am lucky enough to live and be brought up very close to the Derbyshire countryside., in the United Kingdom. I like to think that the beautiful colours found in nature are reflected in my paintings and I often find inspiration from the strong shapes of flowers. I particularly admire the work of Georgia O'Keefe and I too use a detailed approach and I find the close up cropping and the unusual viewpoint combines a realistic and abstract approach to my work. I initially started out painting still lifes, but I wanted to grab the viewers' attention and offer a different take on this traditional genre. Once I started painting glass objects I loved the way the colours, usually from a floral subject were picked up in the glass and would resonate throughout the canvas and create unusual and intriguing patterns. I started to think how else I could adapt these techniques which has led me to paint my 'Reflections in water' range. Some of my designs in this range are inspired by my visit to the Conservatory at the Pavillion gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire or nearby Aquariums, where the light from a skylight and running water added to the movement on the surface.

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