Swim through the light


Swim through the light’ is part of my ‘Reflections in water range’ and a development from ‘Swim through the shadows paintings. Here you can see the reflections created by a window and a sky light on an aquarium’s surface, My aim was to capture the wonderful contrast in light and dark, but also to keep that tranquil serene feeling that fish in water can create.

The sense of the painting continues around the sides.


Product Reference No: A-214705

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 61 x 4 x 61 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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