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- Artist Bio
Aphaea by Amy Devlin 
Oil Paint on Canvas
Image size: H:60 cm x W:75 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:75 cm x D:1.5cm
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Aphaea is an original painting by Amy Devlin. My process starts with taking the photographs I work from, I like to experiment with angles and light in the photographing. Every inch of the canvas has multiple layers on to build up the feeling of light, water and body, every layer focusing in on more detail until there is a balance of tight detail and watery fluidity. Every summer I do a number of photo shoots and then spend the rest of the year exploring them from different angles. This painting is part of a series I am doing focusing on the sparkling water and movement in the swimming pool looking from the top down into the pool. I loved the way the sunlight sparkles off the water and rippling reflections in the water. I like the contrast between the head and her bottom breaking through the surface and the way the body is distorted under the surface.