Thomas G. Hill, Water Lilies - Original mid-20th-century watercolour painting


An original mid-20th-century watercolour painting, Thomas G. Hill Water Lilies.

A striking painting of water lilies filling the picture plane, giving an almost decorative effect. The artist has used an interesting combination of paint effects, including using a masking fluid to areas of the leaves and petals, giving them a real luminosity. A diffuser technique adds a softening effect to the painting overall.

Unsigned. Inscribed verso with what appears to be an accession number: "W70-30".
In good condition for its age.
37cm x 54cm.

This painting forms part of a collection of works we have for sale by Thomas G. Hill (1913-1984). The works span a considerable period, from 1934 to 1975, and comprises townscapes, portraits and floral still lifes. Hill served with the RAF in the 1940s and exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in the 1960s. He lived at Nantwich in Cheshire; our collection includes scenes at nearby Sandbach. The portraits in our collection display Hill’s sensitivity in capturing his sitters in quiet contemplation. It is the still lifes, for which he is best known, that really show Hill’s individuality and boldness of approach, with a whole range of floral compositions, ranging from the highly realistic, through the decorative, to the abstract. Hill uses a range of paint techniques to impressive creative effect.

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Product code: JE-619

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