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In the captivating oil painting on canvas titled "Summer Longing," a stylized portrait of a young woman emerges against a dreamy blue background. The artist's deliberate brushstrokes convey a sense of intimacy, capturing the subject's features with a blend of expressive simplicity and intricate details. The young woman gazes wistfully into the distance, evoking a palpable sense of summer longing.


Behind her, a backdrop of white flowers adds a poetic touch, stylized to complement the overall ambiance of the painting. The blue canvas provides a serene setting, enhancing the emotional depth of the scene. "Summer Longing" is a visual symphony where the stylized elements of the portrait harmonize with the dreamy background, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the poignant atmosphere of the artwork. Let this masterpiece adorn your space, where the expressive simplicity of the portrait and the symbolic white flowers create a captivating ode to the yearning associated with the season of summer.

Summer Longing

R7 800,00Price
  • 45 x 60cm

  • 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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