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Scapa Joe

Scapa Joe is an alias that Caroline Appleyard has taken on to launch her new collection.

This is a social and personal comment that Caroline has been inspired to create and we are launching here and in the gallery.

Having exhibited Caroline's paintings for over 15 years we have understood her passion for diving and all things connected to our oceans around the world.

Scapa Flow is a place Caroline has returned to year on year. There are videos of her sitting on the ocean floor painting while fish swim around her. The dive buddy being very aware to get her attention with plenty of time to get back to the surface.

Having painted in my naive style for around 15 years, Covid made me rethink life in general.

I'm a keen diver and have seen changes in the seas over the past two decades, and wanted to increase environmental awareness through art. I teamed up with my photographer/ 3D designer friend Dean Hodson, and we collaborate under the name Scapa Joe ( Scapa my cat and Joe was Dean's dad)

We make sculptures together and I paint surreal pictures. The world is in limbo, and I try to reflect this through the paintings; the beauty of nature versus humanity.

The dive girl is naive and innocent. I loved to watch Jacques Cousteau as a child, and was fascinated by the underwater world, and still am. The girl represents all of us, at one with nature. She wears a dive helmet and tutu as I was dressed as a boy as a kid. My mum wanted a boy, while I wanted to wear girly clothes, and would have loved a tutu and dive helmet.

There is lots of graffiti in the paintings which contrast with beautiful underwater creatures, many of which I have been lucky to see. The 2 dolphins that I painted I dived with, then the male pooed on us at the end of the dive.

We think that it's important that we take better care of this wonderful world we live in and hope that our art can help to increase awareness.



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The Tide is High
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The Tide is High
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Marsa
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