This original still life painting by Jill Barthorpe imparts a study combining a simple arrangement of red apples. Beautifully modulated, this painting captures the likeness of the sources without slavish description. Careful observation of the effects of light passing through her subject matter throughout the day allows her to exactly imply their essential character. The artist’s rendering of rich colour and luminosity means the humble fruit in this piece is ignited with enchanting volume and dimension. Incorporating her trademark stripe running through the centre of the tablecloth that wonderfully balances the scene, Jill achieves a composition which evokes the idyllic ambience of countryside living. This piece is painted in oils on canvas, initialled on front and signed on the back of the canvas and framed, ready to hang.