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Late 20th C, Oil Painting, 'Poolside,' Irene Lesley Hope Main

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Image of Late 20th C, Oil Painting, 'Poolside,' Irene Lesley Hope Main
  • Image of Late 20th C, Oil Painting, 'Poolside,' Irene Lesley Hope Main
  • Image of Late 20th C, Oil Painting, 'Poolside,' Irene Lesley Hope Main
  • Image of Late 20th C, Oil Painting, 'Poolside,' Irene Lesley Hope Main
  • Image of Late 20th C, Oil Painting, 'Poolside,' Irene Lesley Hope Main

A glorious pop of electric colours in this Scottish School expressionist, late 20th century oil on board by artist, Irene Lesley Hope Main, depicting 3 men relaxing around a turquoise swimming pool. A joie de vivre of fuchsia pink beats in the green borders and tangerine oranges frame the edges.

Irene Lesley Hope Main was born in Glasgow. She studied Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1976 until graduating in 1980 (under Donaldson, Robertson, Shanks and Rae), the Patrick Allan-Fraser School of Art at Hospitalfield to which she won a scholarship, and in Italy. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, America and Africa and has exhibited widely in one-person and group exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Europe and America. She is a full-time painter, a winner of the Hiram Walker Award and the Lauder Award, and has studios in Glasgow, Athens and Brodick, Isle of Arran.

Lesley Main has been strongly influenced by the Scottish Colourists (in particular, J. D. Fergusson) and the Glasgow School, with its emphasis on light and shade, use of colour and sensuous handling of paint, and traditional pursuit of academic excellence.

Her great love of nature underpins her joie de vivre and essential optimism, of which her work is a direct and fluent complement and statement.

Lesley Main's work is well-known, and is in public and private collections world- wide.

Frame: Newly framed and ready to hang.
CM: 59.5 x 56.5
Inches: 23 1/2 x 22 1/4
Painting:
CM: 48 x 45
Inches: 19 x 17 3/4
Provenance: Signed and dated
Condition;
Date: 1996