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The First Cuckoo of Spring
Original Landscape Painting
Oil Paint on Canvas
Image Size: 76.2cm x W 61cm
Framed Size: H 92cm x W 77cm x D 5cm
Sold framed in an Off-White Frame
The First Cuckoo of Spring is an original painting by Impressionist Artist Lee Tiller. Inspired by the music of Delius, this oil painting is an evocation of a dewy Spring morning. As an artist I strive to evoke emotion through colour, and in this painting the feeling is one of optimism and a sense of tranquility. My paintings are created from the broken colour technique pioneered by the 19th Century French Impressionist artists. You’ll discover myriad colour harmonies and nuanced tones that when regarded as a whole, creates a cohesive unifying effect that is a constant delight. With each viewing something new can usually be found. For me, impressionism is as close to nature as one can possibly through the medium of paint.
Lee 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:76.2 cm x W:60.96 cm