Underwater Paintings leave ‘Deep Impressions’
A tropical reef has compelled many an artist to put brush to paper. Inspired by the sheer explosion of colour and teeming life encountered whilst diving on locations around the world, Kay and Kim, a mother and daughter team from Plymouth (UK) joined forces to produce their unique series of underwater paintings, and form their company ‘Deep Impressions’.
It was a natural progression for Kim and Kay, with a diving family background and experience in underwater photography, to combine their artistic talents and love of painting to create their underwater landscapes.
As well as living on her trawler yacht in Plymouth Kim uses her home as a diveboat to explore and photograph local waters. Achieving what they found to be impossible by underwater photography they have produced wide-angle style paintings with the minute detail that can only be produced using countless photographs. Working closely with marine biologists ensures that the paintings are biologically correct, and realistic due to Kim’s diving experience.
The use of acrylic paints enables them to achieve the delicate backwashes and vivid colours required in recreating a tropical reef, as well as the more muted tones of temperate waters. Although Kim and Kay normally work on their own, whilst demonstrating at exhibitions they can interchange throughout a painting. The only slight difference in their style can be detected by their varying colour differences, Kay favouring the more subtle tones whilst Kim prefers brighter combinations.
Wonderful marine life acts as an endless source of inspiration and exciting subject matter with unlimited colour combinations. Their love of the sea, artistic flair and a unique view inspire them to venture further into ‘deeper waters’.