Surfacing Squid Picture

This piece was part of an exhibtion I held in Horsham, January 2008.


All the pieces were based on seafaring lore and legends and I was particularly interested in the Kraken. I also looked at the ancient mythology of mermaids, Plato's Atlantis and the superstitions of sailors.


Surfacing Squid is my favourite of the 4 mini paintings in the Squid collection. I loved studying these creatures. Their unique shapes and movement is fascinating. I chose to use the bright colours for illustrative effect. I wanted the squid to be big and bold and I felt the pink and purple colouring complimented the blue background and made a strong statement.


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