Pumpkin Cottage » 1/3 William Tiller
UHPC 1/3, Oil, 320mm (h) x 455mm (w)
William (Bill) Tiller (1861 - 1935) first exhibited as a young Wellington Technical School student with the Wellington Art Club in 1896. He was associated with Pumpkin Cottage for over 40 years. He was probably staying at the cottage when he captured this beautiful impression of fading light at the end of the day. The characteristic Silverstream hills are recognisable, but topography is less important to the Impressionist painter than the opportunity to rapidly paint the colours cast by the light and shadow.