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Rivertrance (harmony in grey) by Lee Tiller 
Oil on stretched canvas
Image size: H:60 cm x W:80 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:80 cm x D:2cm
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The working title for this painting by Lee Tiller was ‘Ecophilia’ which is the suggestion that humans possess an innate desire to connect with nature. An ecophile is a person who is literally "in love" with nature. It’s a label that can easily be attached to Lee and his passion for painting the natural world. In Rivertrance (harmony in grey) he has employed a palette of grey greens, grey purples - soft yellows and blues, and that all sit together as a harmonious and cohesive whole. There are delicately glazed areas of this painting that are so subtly applied, that it almost defies description. When you think you’re familiar with an impressionist painting, look again, look closer still. Tiller paints in the same tradition as the original French impressionists, with an immediacy that recreates the sensation of experiencing a moment in time and place. Hidden with his brushstrokes are colours that often surprise and confound, yet when viewed as a whole, form a harmonious effect similar to the musical expression of a rich resonant chord. Having developed a reputation for painting nature and the effects of light, Lee’s work is often mentioned alongside the great works of Monet and Pissarro. Monet’s influence is especially observable in this piece. Tiller reveals as much with colour within the shadows as you would expect to find in the full radiance of reflected sunlight. ‘Rivertrance (harmony in grey) will make a fine centre piece for any room. It will not compete with other colours but will enhance almost any interior.