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In the captivating oil painting on board titled "Tulip Flower," a singular tulip flower unfurls with finesse against a rich and dark grey-blue backdrop. The artist's masterful brushstrokes delicately capture the intricate details of the unfolding petals, revealing the tulip's inherent grace and beauty. The flower, presented as a fine art centerpiece, commands attention with its elegant emergence.


Set against the deep grey-blue canvas, the tulip becomes a striking focal point, bathed in a nuanced interplay of light and shadow. The artist's approach involves a harmonious blend of detailed finesse and broader brushstrokes, creating a visual symphony that celebrates the timeless allure of nature. "Tulip Flower" invites viewers to appreciate the refined beauty of this floral masterpiece, where the unfolding tulip stands as a testament to the poetic dance between form and shadow on the sophisticated canvas.

Tulip Flower

R1 800,00Price
  • 10 x 15cm

  • 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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