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The hottest day of the year. I took to the shade of a tree on Tranquil Vale but it was still boiling and throughout the whole painting a steady stream of greenfly showered me from above. Itchy and dehydrated, I came away with possibly my favourite painting of 2015.â€

Tranquil Vale Heat Wave 2015, oil on board 30.5 x 40.6 cm 12 x 16 ins

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JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  
JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  

A catalogue of works by Benjamin Hope for the 'Observations' exhibition at JP Art Gallery, London, November 2015

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