Martyn Kelly | Art

Hidden worlds

My most recent pictures show underwater, microscopic landscapes from streams and rivers. All are based on the actual composition of samples collected by myself or colleagues as part of scientific investigations. These pictures originated in a series of schematic illustrations I did for training courses and manuals for freshwater ecologists involved with monitoring freshwater quality. This series of three-dimensional dioramas of the underwater, microscopic world are, in part, an ongoing "thought experiment" of my own, to try to understand how the different groups of algae interact in different environments (clean and polluted) and as a springboard for dialogue with fellow professionals.

The pictures illustrated below are all available as limited edition Giclée prints, 305 x 406 mm (12" x 16") at £40 (unmounted) or £50 (mounted) + £10 postage and packing (UK and EU).

Each of the following pages contains a sequence of images from lakes and rivers in the UK, along with some background information. Some miscellaneous images are included at the end of this page.

River Coquet

Wastwater

River Wear

River Wylye
Round Loch of Glenhead
Round Loch of Glenhead