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In the captivating oil painting titled "Waterlilies," the artist skillfully captures the serene beauty of a still, dark pond adorned with delicate waterlilies. The canvas becomes a tranquil reflection of nature's quietude, as the play of light and shadow on the lily pads and blossoms evokes a contemplative mood. The rich, dark stillness of the pond serves as a perfect backdrop, allowing the viewer to immerse themselves in the timeless beauty of this reflective tableau.


"Waterlilies" is a visual poem that transports observers to a place of tranquility. The subdued palette and meticulous attention to detail invite contemplation, turning each brushstroke into a delicate dance between light and darkness. Let this masterpiece become a serene focal point in your space, where the stillness of the dark pond and the delicate allure of waterlilies create a harmonious ode to the quiet beauty found in the natural world.

Pezula Lily Pond

R4 800,00Price
  • 40 x 30cm

  • Julie Tugwell

    I was raised to appreciate the arts by attending ballet performances and dancing at PACT in Pretoria as a young child. Many afternoons were spent visiting art galleries with my mom and it was her dream for me to pursue being an artist like my father, the renowned landscape painter Chris Tugwell. It took some time for me to start painting, and only after the passing of my mom in my mid-twenties did I reach for a brush in an attempt to connect with her. I soon realized that I wanted to succeed at art and chose to dedicate my life to being a full time artist.


    A chance meeting with accomplished fine artist James Mooney led to my apprenticeship in his studio for the next 16 years where I learned from his mastery of the skills and techniques of hyper-realism. Whilst James trained me in the discipline of fine art realism, it was Jill Mooney, Jame’s wife, who introduced me to the world of colour and liberated my brush to become deeply self expressive. This signature of their combined tutelage is evident in the abstractions, flowers and colourful figures prevalent in my current body of work.


    My days are now mostly spent in the studio where I work as a full-time artist on both large expressive canvases of colour and also smaller pieces of hyper realism.

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