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Artist Deborah Tilby


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The Artist Says:


DEBORAH TILBY SFCA 
I am a representational painter whose work is considered ‘painterly’.  Most often I am attracted first by the light and shadows, then by textures and detail; my struggle is to find a balance between the two.  It is something I am always working towards, always seeking to ‘loosen up’ yet still capture some of the detail that interests me.  Though, having said that, each painting, each subject, asks for its own approach and treatment.  Some are looser and more impressionistic.  Perhaps this is the way it needs to be. 
 
I was eighteen when I did my first painting, a watercolour, and I was hooked and watercolour captivated me for the next 25 years.  I lived in England for part of that time where I was passionate about painting European street scenes with the textures and subtle colours of old stone and brick and the narrow streets offering interesting perspectives.
 
I now live on the west coast of British Columbia and have been working in oil for many years. I still paint buildings and streets but also explore the local landscape and get out to the many beaches, finding inspiration in boats, marinas and the sea.
 
I am passionate about my work, I truly love it and paint daily both in the studio and in the field.  Painting is a challenge but always fascinating and deeply fulfilling.
 
 
 
 
 



Collectors Say:


   I first came across your work at the Avenue Gallery several years ago during a brief visit to Victoria.   Along the River Trail  was hanging on their wall and I  was struck by the movement and reflection in the water and how I was drawn into the painting.  In any event, I  purchased it and thoroughly enjoy it.          Robert Stewart     Winnipeg, Manitoba  
 
I have collected Deborah Tilby's work for a number of years and now own eleven of her oils and watercolours. There are many people who are driven to paint, but there are few artists who have the talent, training and vision to translate this into memorable art. Her mastery of light and the medium put her in the ranks of the great painters of the past, where brush and the paint become mere intermediaries between the eye and the canvas. It is immediately obvious when facing her paintings that we are seeing not only  skill, but a passion for translating vision into art. Eminently collectible, her paintings will stand not only the test of time but will rise above the great masses of indifferent contemporary art. She is truly a great and largely undiscovered Canadian talent.”
David Wynne
President and CEO at Greentech Asia Pte Ltd

 
 
Deborah Tilby is one of my favourite painters. She has wonderful control of paint and colour. I own and enjoy both a landscape and seascape painting; they are so full of energy and interest.  
Gerry Vaulkhard  Victoria, B.C. 




Biography


DEBORAH TILBY SFCA, OPA I am a representational painter who works both in the studio and in the field.  Most often I am attracted first by the light and shadows which I want to capture in a simple and painterly manner, and then by textures and detail; my struggle is to find a balance between the two. It is something I am always working towards, always seeking to 'loosen up' while still capturing some of the detail that interests me. Although each painting, each subject, asks for its own approach and treatment.  I was eighteen when I did my first painting, a watercolour, and I was hooked.  Watercolour captivated me for the next 25 years.  I lived in England for part of that time and was fascinated with European street scenes,  attracted by the textures and subtle colours of old stone and brick and the narrow streets offering interesting perspectives.I now live on the west coast of British Columbia and have been working in oil for many years, still painting buildings and streets but also exploring the local landscape and getting out to the many beaches, finding inspiration in boats, marinas and the sea. I am passionate about my work; I truly love it and paint every day.  Painting is a challenge, but always fascinating and deeply fulfilling.                                       CURRENT GALLERIES Gallery 8, Salt Spring Island, BCPeter Barker Gallery, England AWARDS 
Second Place Impressionist Landscape AmerArt Awards (2018)
Third Place Impressionist Animal AmerArt Awards (2018)
Fourth Place Impressionist Landscape AmerArt Awards )2018)
Award of Excellence, OPA Western Regional (2018)
Second Place, Annual Prize Sedona/Gateway (2017-2018)
Second Place, Daily Paintworks (July 2018)
Finalist, Sedona Art Prize (July 2018)
Best In Show, Sedona Art Prize (May 2018)
Finalist, Sedona Art Prize (April 2018)
Finalist, Sedona Art Prize (March [...]

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