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Tree of Hope 2020 [2020]


Oil on stretched canvas

Image size: H:60 cm x W:76 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:76 cm x D:1.8cm

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In ‘Tree of Hope 2020’ Lee Tiller wanted to convey a feeling of optimism as we started emerge from the initial stages of Covid Pandemic. He used a vivid summery palette of euphoric yellows and harmonious purples, accentuated with playful spring green hues. Whilst this painting has a strong expressive approach, he has still approached his work in the same tradition as the original French impressionists, painting with an immediacy that recreates the sensation of an emotion. The brushstrokes are often myriad colours that surprise and confound, yet viewed as a whole, form a harmonious effect similar to musical expression. Having developed a reputation for painting the effects of light, Lee’s work has often been mentioned alongside the works of the original French Impressionists, employing broken colour to create beautiful chromatic harmonies. Like Monet and Pisarro, Tiller reveals as much with colour within the shadows as you would expect to find in the full radiance of reflected sunlight. Need a little smile and sunshine in your life? ‘The Tree of Hope’ will make a fine centre piece and brighten any room. The painting is currently supplied unframed. Please enquire about our framing service.

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. For more information on Lee Tiller's works please contact Deborah Allan at

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