The Dollmaker's Garden

REF: 1133

Artist - Alan Halliday

The Dollmaker's Garden

REF: 1133

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Artist

  • Alan Halliday

This medium-sized painting was made in the summer of 2016 in a private garden in France in Poitou Charente, the home of a German dollmaker not far from the artist's studio. It shows a pond with a running water feature also the inverted reflections of the trees and the sky and on the surface of the water lily-pads which part to reveal goldfish underneath. In the background to the left of the composition there are chairs and a table and a barbecue to indicate that people live here too. The lively brushwork is characteristic of Halliday's style where gestural brushmarks are held in combination with a strong compositional structure and filled with colour: notice the purple foxgloves in harmony with the orange fish.

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  • Height 73 cm / 28 34"
  • Width 100 cm / 39 12"