The Deep inspires aquatic, abstract artwork


Over the weekend I took a trip to The Deep in Hull which inspired me to create some sea-based art.

A friend of mine who has recently moved up to Sheffield from London and has a passion for all things aquatic asked if I fancied a day trip to The Deep in Hull. The Deep is one of the UK’s most spectacular aquariums, with over 3500 fish and stunning marine life. I’ve been several times before, but my 5 year old son loves it there, and I’m quite partial to looking at lobsters, crabs, sea urchins and starfishes, so I said yes.
The colours and patterns found in nature fascinate me. Usually I’m drawn to butterflies and peacocks for inspiration in my art.

However, I particularly liked looking at the coral and marine plants, observing their movement in the water and the beautiful harmonious and iridescent colours.
I’m fortunate enough to work part-time, so on Monday I prepared my art room and a nice cup of tea and lined up my blue, purple, turquoise, green and silver paints, enamels, inks, glitters and other sparkly objects that I recycle and collect. The sun was streaming through the window as I painted, and it was pure bliss.
Here are the results, I hope you like them! Please feel free to leave me your comments.WhirlpoolWhirlpool-in-situ

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