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Kuwako Mai by artist Wilf Tilley
(Oil on Panel)
Wilf Tilley (Dr. Michael W. Miller) describes himself as a self-taught artist. Wilf Tilley (a pseudonym derived from parental names) notes that he began selling paintings as a way to "augment a patchy income" during his late teens. Since that time he has had several exhibits in London and Tokyo. His prints, paintings, and drawing are often assembled into series of multiples of nine.
A History Of Ideas/Panel 6 by artist Wilf Tilley
Artist Wilf Tilley has long been fascinated by neuroscience. Wilf notes that the exploration of neuroscience has had a direct impact on his exploration of art. In fact, he often explores neurological problems directly with his portraits and other artworks. This joint exploration was acknowledge during his first retrospective, titled The Neuromytheologian And Other Works, in 2003.
Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on Wilf Tilley's artwork, stating, "It is extremely intriguing to know that artist Wilf Tilley is a Neurologist by day. With that in mind, it is interesting to observe how he meshes the two directions -- art and science -- together as one. His series titled A History of Ideas is a prime example of those two directions coming together... the surreal quality of that series can't be ignored.". Sherwin adds, "That same energy, if you will, can be discovered in Wilf's portraits. For example, when I view his portrait of Kuwako Mai... I 'see' the complexities of the human condition that Wilf has 'captured' in her eyes."
Rebecca Rohrer by artist Wilf Tilley
(Oil on Panel)
You can learn more about artist Wilf Tilley by visiting www.wilf.fineartstudioonline.com.