Bobbye Fermie's 'Morning Swim' depicts a woman looking totally at peace in the shallows of the sea. Bobbye takes inspiration from everyday life and reimagines moments or memories, depicting the snippets of lives when people are most content. This painting was inspired by the wonderful feelings of excitement and liberation when wild swimming, and the mellowness when you emerge from the water. Bobbye built the piece up from the sky as the starting point, making the figure merge with the sky. Bobbye favours watercolour because of the way it enhances the softness of the subject through its transparent and fragile layers.
Dimensions: image size: 22 x 31 cm, paper size: 30 x 39 cm, framed size: 38 x 47 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.