A creative local family of divers Kim, Kay and Dave Vaudin have pooled their skills to bring their two companies together under one roof.
Envisaged very much as a working studio, visitors will be able to view all stages of the creative processes.
Kim and Kay of ‘Deep Impressions’ have been painting underwater scenes and marine life for over 15 years. Complementing this, Dave has run an established picture framing business for many years and has more recently branched out into making bespoke wooden surfboards, marine crafts and furniture.
Shoreline studio and Deep Impressions, located in the Western Hanger at Mount Batten will be opening at Easter with a launch open day on Good Friday from 10-5 pm, all welcome.
Kim says: “We are very excited to finally work together under the same roof producing artwork and crafts which celebrate the sea and it’s marine life”.
Deep Impressions not only produce their original underwater paintings and fine art prints but have undertaken many commissions. In 2015 the Marine Biological Association on Plymouth Hoe hosted the international ‘Biology, Ecology & Conservation of Elasmobranchs’ Conference and commissioned them to design a logo in the form of a painting.
Deep impressions are currently exhibiting in the Moray Art Centre in Findhorn as part of the ‘Oceanic Exhibition’ by Scott Gleed of Gleed3d designs. They have exhibited for many years at the national Dive shows, the NEC Spring trade fair, festivals of the sea and at Plymouth University’s Sherwell Center.
David Vaudin, has been picture framing for local customers and artists for years, and the new studio space is a great place to discuss customers framing requirements with lots of samples to view. In addition, David draws from his 3D design background and woodworking skills to build wooden surfboards and unique furnishings for the home. During the open day, he is happy to discuss current projects underway at the studio, and display some of his work to date.
Our Open Day
Good Friday (30 March) 10am to 5pm