Winter Swim with a Woolly Hat



‘Winter Swim with a Woolly Hat’

This print shows a winter swimmer with a woolly hat, needless to say that swimming can only happen in calm waters and the exercise must be precise to avoid the hat getting wet. If you have carried on swimming in the sea through the winter I admire you. Soon the temperature of the sea will bearable for most of us.

Only when you swim some distance from the shore can you admire a sea that is dark emerald green. Swimming in deep dark water is about confidence, knowledge, trust and love for the sea. I have medium tinnitus, ringing in my ears, caused by my love for freediving. When you are in the water you can move in any direction free from gravity.

I created this print from my original ink drawings to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. I issue the formats A1 & A2,A3 and A4  as limited editions of 100 where I individually sign and number each print.

winter swim

Winter swim is a sport that from 2019 has started to gain a large following. There are many groups in Brighton where you can do a winter swim course such as The Brighton Swimming Club or The Salty Seabirds.

The swimmers endure three below freezing outside and snow on the pebbles but as long as the sea is grey-green hue calm, it is worth defying its 8C temperature.

Beach Art

This print belongs to the series of works I have created under the name ‘Beach Art’. This series celebrates people happily spending their leisure time at the beach. Swimmers, divers, paddleboarders and the occasional  tight-rope walker. Shimmering seas and bright sunny skies bathe with light these characters. The designs have a hint of nostalgia and in my own distinctive style echoes the works of artists such as Robert Tavener and the New Romantic British artists John Minton and Keith Vaughan. The West Pier appears in all the prints in the series. I created this series in April 2021 to mark the start of my art residency with the West Pier Trust.

Framed art print titled Winter Swim with a Woolly Hat
‘Winter Swim with a Woolly Hat’ framed art print.
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Dimensions N/A
Print sizes: standard portrait and square

A1 print size, portrait, A3 print size, portrait, A4 print size, portrait


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