The Startled Hollies, Wastwater - original painting

 

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Framed Size - 23.5 x 28.5ins
Image Size - 14 x 18.5ins

Trees play an important role in the landscapes of Heaton Cooper, and none more so than those in this unusual portrait format painting of "The Startled Hollies" at Wastwater. The stylised form he gives to the twisted trunks of these ancient hollies lends them such elegance and grace that they appear almost human in their leaning and intertwining; and the shock of foliage shooting up almost vertically from their trunks adds the element of surprise from the painting's title to their anthropomorphic characteristics.

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