Bobbye Fermie's 'Lights Out' emerged from the sight of a sunset in Cornwall and a wish to translate the strong colours into paint. Bobbye takes inspiration from everyday life and reimagines moments or memories, depicting the snippets of lives when people are most content. Bobbye's paintings emerge organically, without sketching and the starting point of this painting was the sky as the background, with the figures and the composition coming afterwards. 'Lights Out' portrays the vastness and quietness of the sky and the closeness of loved ones, saying goodbye after watching the sunset with a cup of tea. Bobbye favours watercolour because of the way it enhances the softness of the subject through its transparent and fragile layers.
Dimensions: image size: 47 x 28.1 cm, paper size: 52.2 x 38.2 cm, framed size: 60 x 45.5 cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Bobbye Fermie is an artist from Amsterdam currently living and working in Cornwall. Her dreamlike watercolours portray a sense of intimate stillness and softness that, through her choice of subject, colour and painting size, she relates to her own characteristics as a female introvert.
Bobbye completed the post-graduate ‘Drawing Year’ at the Royal Drawing School in 2015, after finishing her BA in Site Specific Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp in 2012. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK and is currently held at several collections, including the Morritz-Heyman Collection, The Royal Collection and Soho House.