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Souvenir d’espoir Avril 2020
Original Landscape Paingting
Oil Paint Canvas
Canvas Size: H 50.8cm x W 61cm x D 4cm
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Souvenir d’espoir Avril 2020 is a painting of expression by Lee Tiller. I wanted to create something that conveyed a sense of ‘hope’ for these claustrophobic, isolating and fearful times of pandemic. I turned to the familiar motif of a single tree often seen in my work, but I chose to use colour and movement as a form of expressive language. Colour has a poetry to it, a rich and deeply resonant voice that communicates something more than that merely of itself. When harmonious colours are combined, either scumbled and layered, or placed adjacent to each other, a conversation ensues and a chromatic dialogue speaks to us emotionally. I hope that Souvenir d’espoir Avril 2020 fills the viewer with an uplifting sense of hope, joy and memories of better times. They will return.
For more information on Lee Tiller’s works please contact Deborah Allan at Deborah@wychwoodart.com/01869338155
Lee Tiller was born in Berkshire in the UK and now lives and paints amidst the mountains of County Kerry in Ireland. His studio, “the yellow house” which is adjacent to his home is an old converted bothy (small traditional barn) that overlooks a glacial valley known locally as ‘The Pocket’. Lee says… “I draw immense inspiration from the West Coast of Ireland. Its untamed beauty provides endless contrasts to our otherwise orderly state of human existence. The natural majesty of the mountains with their dramatic terrain often leave an unsettled air of intimidation, but can conversely serenade you with a calming gentleness too. It is a magical place indeed.” “I have long been inspired by the 19th Century impressionist painters who explored colour in a way that was hitherto unseen. The immediacy of impressionism provides the viewer with their own intimate experience of place and time, and is very much a case of show, but don’t tell. I love that people can interpret my paintings in a personal capacity. “ On more than one occasion Lee’s work has been likened to Monet and Van Gogh, and it’s easy to see where his major influences lie. Lee’s paintings are collected worldwide and can be found in private collections throughout both hemispheres. Painting in oils, his artistic works cover a diverse range of natural history subjects from marine wildlife through to wild chromatic impressionist landscapes.
Size: H:50.8 cm x W:61 cm