Connected to Water Collection.
OTHER COLLECTIONS + SERIES
'Connected to Water' Art
“I strive to capture a single, perfect moment."
Some of my earliest, greatest memories come from swimming in a pool, especially as a child.
The giddy feelings of freedom, escape and pure, unadulterated joy with my friends and family, the sounds and enveloping feeling of the water, the feelings of rejuvenation and renewal, and the interplay of light reflecting and distorting in an alternate, and alien world.
I want people to actually 'feel an emotion' experiencing my water art.
My 'Connected to Water' Collection, reflecting the unique properties of the water and the special snapshot life-moments of humans interacting, is created to bring the viewer back to their pure innocence, to re-live a perfect instant, and to re-awaken the youth and freedom within all of us.
The crystal-clear water reflects the light, creating a mesmerizing effect that changes with the angle and intensity of the light source. Swirling patterns of light and shadow dance across the water's surface and below, creating a hypnotic and soothing visual experience. The constant juxtaposition between the flow of the water and the vibrancy of the refracted light create a dynamic and enticing atmosphere that draws me to artistic exploration.
From an artistic perspective, the interplay of light and water in a swimming pool is a captivating subject for creative expression, and in an age of extreme multi-tasking I work hard to capture the simplicity of a perfect moment.
"The relationship between myself as the artist, the art piece, and the viewer is interactive, collaborative, and personal. I hope my art engages, entertains and uplifts you, to help you re-connect with some of your life's most cherished memories and feelings, to spark your imagination, and your desire to live creatively.” – Peter Ashworth
Connected to Water Collection.
ORIGINAL + REPRODUCTION WATER ART SERIES
SERIES INSPIRATION; Water is associated with feelings of creativity, inspiration and pure freedom. My goal is to create visually stunning and emotionally evocative works of art.
The combination of light and water in a swimming pool offers a rich and exciting subject for artistic exploration and expression. I find immense inspiration in the beauty and mystery of water, and have used it in the Collection as a symbol of the pure unconscious mind and the depths of the human experience.
ABOUT THE SERIES; This collection is inspired from deep memories of my childhood, the innocence and awe, of swimming in a pool amidst the dancing light and the enveloping water. I work hard to create that one moment, that one awe-inspiring fraction of a second, where I freeze time to explore the reality of the bubbles dancing alongside the swimmer, refracting light framing the subject, while complementing and contrasting the brilliant blue of the pool. This series is built to create an emotion in the viewer, a recognition of what this moment is, connected to them around their own personal childhood experiences. This pool series is developed to be awe-inspiring, a little bit sexy, and deeply engaging. These pieces will light up a room. It is curated from the best in-pool photo shoot moments where I hire models or do commissions, and I get in the pool to take 1,000+ photos, to find that very special moment frozen in time. I work hard to create strong elements of appealing human-centered design that are highly engaging to the eye. This 'Connected to Water' collection is built to feel deeply personal, highly original, and meaningful to viewers, engaging them on a deep level.
WHAT 'IS' CONNECTED TO WATER ART?; I believe all of us as humans are deeply connected to water. From almost as soon as we are conceived, growing inside our mother's uterus, we are surrounded by water. As we grow through our younger years, water is always a great attraction and source of joy, and as we grow older, our water views and experiences are always highly cherished. Water is aligned with great life moments, so this Collection is designed to reflect our best of times, to rekindle the feelings and emotions of being in or around water.
Swimming also provides a direct connection to nature and the environment. It allows people to immerse themselves in the natural world and experience the beauty and wonder of the underwater world. My Connected to Water Collection art emphasizes strong design with light-playing color, form, and emotional subject matter, allowing viewers to focus on the highly engaging visual and experiential aspects of the artwork.
WHAT IS 'UNIQUE' ABOUT MY CONNECTED TO WATER ART?; My art is created to be experienced. My purpose is not to create a picture of an experience, but to create the experience itself. Through my 30+ years of corporate design and my years as an artist, I have developed a keen understanding of what the human brain prefers in design and style, something that is able to manifest itself onto my canvas's through my creative thinking and my techniques, honed over many years. I typically use many, many layers, and multiple contrasting colors to create a combination of thought-provoking engagement and meaningful intrinsic design. Additionally, much of my art is big, so is able to create a real impact, a statement, and a larger-than-life personality to add to a room.
HOW MY CONNECTED TO WATER ART WILL ENHANCE YOUR HOME... AND YOUR LIFE; My art is created to give energy and life to your home. It is also built to give any room, a special energy and to make any viewer engage and smile. This art will also help you live your best creative life, and will bring you back to deep emotional personal childhood experiences and memories. I am very meticulous in creating my designs, and in choosing the colors for my work. I believe that color can manifest harmony, healing and dreams. The universe is energy at different frequencies. Love is the highest. Each color also has a different frequency, that can manifest your highest dreams and goals, incorporating the high-frequency colors of the universe and of our chakras. My art incorporates colors that will build a foundation of the uplifting energy of love and vibrancy to your home.
Archival-quality, Level 3 professional quality, gallery wrapped, 100% natural cotton, heavy/medium duty, gesso primed canvas. 100% cotton, with acid-free white acrylic gesso, wrapped around all sides, and secured in place on the backside of the 1 ½ inch kiln-dried wooden stretcher bar frame held in place with a flexible spline to create a tight stretch. I typically use Liquitex Level 3 Professional Grade sustainable acrylic paints, These are thick, high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic colors, with a high concentration of lightfast artist-quality pigment with a satin finish to give a no-fade permanent color. Liquitex products are certified with the Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. Liquitex as a company has pushed a net reduction in total CO2 emissions, and aims to be fully carbon neutral by 2030.
ORIGINAL WORK: My original artwork is one-of-a-kind. My pieces are developed to be collector originals, using high-quality, light-fast Liquitex pigments and sustainable materials that will look good for 50-100+ years in gallery conditions and in no/low direct sunlight conditions. Liquitex paints are mostly all ASTM I or II and are considered permanent and lightfast.
Each piece can be professionally reproduced and I can sell you reproductions that will fit your wall space considerations, in a variety of sizes.
My reproductions have several grades of quality, but can include museum-quality reproductions durable enough to last for over 100 years. The reproduction process includes UltraChrome HD inks for a wide, rich color gamut range ensuring that the print matches the exact color fidelity of the original piece of artwork. I always do my best to ensure the best materials and reproduction methods to ensure that the reproductions look and feel great, and are true to the original.
I often do commission work, designed carefully and in collaboration with a buyers specific art preferences, often designed for a specific room or location. Contact me if you are interested in a bespoke, one-of-a-kind commissioned piece for your home or office.
SWIMMER GIRL No.2 by Peter Ashworth 6' X 6'
SWIMMER GIRL No.1 by Peter Ashworth
SWIMMER GIRL No.3 by Peter Ashworth
'Swimmer Girl #3.'
'Swimmer Girl #3'
COLLECTION / SERIES:
Connected to Water Collection.
This artwork will invoke pure joy, and was inspired by deep memories of my childhood swimming, and forged from 35+ years of international advertising design experience. It is carefully curated to create a high level of engagement and interest in the viewer, and will light up any room. This large-scale art piece is an evocative ode to those very special moments many of us experience in our youth, swimming and absolute unadulterated pure joy and pleasure we experience with our closest friends or families.
Archival-quality, Level 3 professional quality, gallery wrapped, 100% natural cotton, heavy/medium duty, gesso primed canvas, with Liquitex Level 3 Professional Grade, lightfast, high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic color paint with a satin finish.
5' x 4' (154.2 cm x 121.9cm)
'Swiimer Girl No. 2'
COLLECTION / SERIES:
Connected to Water Collection
This piece was a commission piece for a truly amazing woman, who saw my 'Swimmer Girl #1, and wanted a similar style and composition, but bigger. She had very high, 10ft walls in her house, so needed a large piece of art to match the scale. This artwork is created to engage the viewer, while providing joy and engagement from the viewer. I wanted to push Love into this canvas, to inspire Christine and Mack to feel love in their home. It is created for people who are experiencing LOVE. I believe LOVE is when humans are at their very best, and I believe that having creative things around you, such as art blessed with LOVE, can manifest LOVE. I also believe there are colors that have unique frequencies that can create LOVE. This painting is created using those colors. The universe is energy at different frequencies. Love is the highest. Each color also has a different frequency, that will manifest our highest dreams and goals, incorporating the high-frequency colors of the universe and of our chakras. The colors of this painting incorporate LOVE frequency colors to build a foundation of the energy of LOVE for those you love, and for your home.
I'm an archival-quality, Level 3 professional quality, gallery wrapped, 100% natural cotton, heavy/medium duty, gesso primed canvas, with Liquitex Level 3 Professional Grade, lightfast, high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic color paint with a satin finish.
5' x 4' (154.2 cm x 121.9cm)
Inspiration for this series.
©2023 Peter Ashworth Art, No Reproduction Without Express Permission.