Welcome to Tidal Compass, the ocean-going studio of William Thomson and Naomi Tipping.
We are currently on a 5-year circumnavigation, creating work inspired by the experience as we sail the world with our two young children Ottilie (6) and Arva (4) and adopted duck Herby Pom-Pom.
William is the navigator of our expedition and this experience creates the foundations of his work. He is founder of Tide School (coming soon), author of The Book of Tides and designer of the iconic Tidal Compass print and navigational products including the Star, Moon and Tide Calculators.
Tidal Compass is a truly sea-based studio, operating from our ocean-going catamaran Luna as we sail the world.
By living on the water we are totally immersed in the marine environment and this provides us with a constant stream of inspiration that flows into our work.
Naomi is our artist-in-residence whose work is inspired by her fascination in nature's creatures - the smaller the better. This is reflected by her speciality in miniature gouache painting (perfect for her tiny compact studio aboard Luna) which is inspired by the wildlife she encounters on our travels.