ROBERT COPPILLIE (1918 - 1987)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
360 mm x 550 mm
540 mm x 760 mm
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Good sized watercolour of a Tawny Owl - beautifully depicted sitting on a tree branch with blackberry fruit and leaves to the bottom RHS and ivy painted in the LHS corner. A Peacock butterfly is placed at the bottom of the painting. Colours very good and detail really lovely - typical of Coppillie's work.
Robert J. Coppillie was born in London in 1951. He is a painter in watercolour and gouache and a teacher. He paints flowers, birds and wildlife. He moved to Suffolk in 1976.
He has held teaching courses at Snape Maltings, where he exhibited. He also exhibited at the Society of Wildlife Artists and the Harte Gallery in Ipswich. He held solo exhibitions at Harrods and several galleries in East Anglia.