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In the captivating oil painting "Strelitzia," a single, intricately detailed Strelitzia flower takes center stage against a sophisticated dark grey-blue background on board. The artist's meticulous brushstrokes breathe life into the exotic blossom, vividly capturing its vibrant hues and intricate structure. Against this rich, dark backdrop, the Strelitzia emerges as a captivating focal point, inviting viewers to appreciate the singular beauty of this tropical bloom with unparalleled detail.


"Strelitzia" transcends traditional floral depictions, becoming an intimate celebration of nature's intricate wonders. As the deep grey-blue canvas enhances the brilliance of the Strelitzia, this artwork serves as a timeless centerpiece, adding a touch of exotic beauty to any space. Allow the singular elegance of the Strelitzia to captivate your surroundings, creating a contemplative atmosphere that revels in the delicate artistry of this mesmerizing oil painting.


R4 800,00Price
  • 25 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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