ARTIST STATEMENT

I am intrigued with the imprint left on the landscape when touched by mankind. Whether depicting fields and fences or the urban scene, I have given my interpretation of man’s attempt to initiate order in nature. Natural chaos provides interest balanced with geometric repetition.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

I remember drawing cartoon characters, animals, cars and imaginary rocket ships as a child. I drew on scrap paper, board ends and cardboard - anything that would hold a mark. My introduction to painting was through the tempera colors that my dad brought home from a local sign painter and the "borrowed" vials of pigment from my sister's paint-by-number kits.

I was off on an artistic journey that would take me through college and into the next decade, only to be interrupted to raise a family and build two successful retail businesses. After returning to art full time, oils remained my medium of choice until a few years ago when I made the transition to acrylics. They are less toxic, odor free, and transport easily on my frequent plein air painting sessions. Each medium challenges me differently to find a process that will reflect a conversation with the subject.

My body of work is primarily composed of interesting shapes and bold colors. The paintings are snippets of warped remembrances allowing you a glimpse of the things I have seen and the places I have been. When someone quips "I think I've been there" or "I know where that is" I know the connection between creator and viewer has been made.


RESUME

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Childhoods End Gallery
222 4th Ave W
Olympia WA. 98501
360.943.3724
http://www.childhoods-end-gallery.com/

SouthWind Gallery
3074 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614
785-273-5994
http://www.southwindartgallery.com


 

EXHIBITIONS

2014

Blue Whole Gallery - Sequim, WA. Guest Artist of the Month

2013

Artisans on Taylor - Port Townsend, WA.

Roby King Gallery - Bainbridge Island. Group show

Pop-Up Show displayed in the upstairs loft at the Spice Market - Port Townsend, WA. Solo show

2012

5 Blended Visions - Port Townsend, WA. Benefit group show

Gunnar Nordstom Gallery - Bellevue, WA. Solo show

Childhood’s End Gallery - Olympia, WA. Group show

Toucan Gallery - Billings Mt. Solo show

Directors Gallery - Bainbridge Island, WA. Solo show

2011

Artisans on Taylor - Port Townsend, WA.

Toucan Gallery - Billings, MT.

2010

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery - Bellevue, WA. Solo Show

"Plein Air" Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA. Group Invitational Show

Alchemy of the Abstract V - Northwind Arts Center. Port Townsend, WA

2009

Bishop Victorian Hotel - Port Townsend, WA. Solo Show

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery - Bellevue, WA. Solo Show

Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA. Dual Invitational Show

The Art Mine Lobby & Second Floor Gallery - Port Hadlock, WA. Solo Show featuring "Succession" series

2008

Port Townsend Gallery - Port Townsend, WA. Solo Show as guest artist

Alchemy of the Abstract IV, Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA. "Knobs" Merit Award

2007

Art Port Townsend, Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA

Fountainhead Gallery - 625 W. McGraw, Seattle, WA. Solo Exhibition: June 7 - July1, 2007. "Neighbors--The Connection Series"

Associated Arts of Ocean Shores - Ocean Shores, WA. "View from the House" Merit Award

2006

Fields and Fences; Near and Far - Port Townsend, WA. Bishop Victorian Solo Exhibtion

ISAP/USA 9th Annual International Exhibition - Delray Beach, FL. Cornell Museum of Art & History Juror: Pat Dews AWS, NWS

Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit - Olympia, WA.

Sequim Arts Annual Show - Sequim, WA. "River at Dusk" Merit Award

2005

Small Expressions IV - Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA

Art Port Townsend - Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA

Edmonds Arts Festival - Frances Anderson Cultural Center - Edmonds, WA

Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit - Side Door Studio - Olympia, WA

2004

Small Expressions III - Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA

Figuratively Speaking - Northwind Arts Center - Port Townsend, WA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Watercolor Artist, February 2011, "Watermedia Showcase Competition" Honorable Mention, "A New Season" acrylic on canvas, 30x40, pg. 33

Western Art Collector, May 2009, article pgs. 68-71 "Complex Connections"

The Billings Gazette, June 5, 2009, article Webb, Jaci. "Tiller's youth on SD farm inspires bold paintings"

The Artist's Magazine, July/August 2008, front cover and article pgs. 30-35 Secor, Deborah. "A Cultivated Order"

The Artist's Magazine, March 2008, page 38, 21 Artists Over 60, Dobush, Grace. "Splendid Over 60-Starting Over"

Wine Country This Week, April 11, 2008 edition, page 48, MJ Schaer Gallery Welcomes New Gallery Artist, Don Tiller

Port Townsend & Jefferson County Visitors Guide, April 12, 2006 edition Northwind Arts Alliance, published photo for ad, page 43, "Summer Pasture", acrylic, 18" x 22"

The Port Townsend Leader, WEEK A & E, February 1, 2006 Meyer, Kathy. "Making the Jump", cover story

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Art Guide Northwest, pg. 54, gallery ad

American Art Collector, May 2008 feature ad for Rive Gauche Gallery, "All In One", acrylic, 48" x 36"

Daniel Smith 2007-2008 Reference Catalog - published photo page 207, "Suppertime", acrylic, 48" x 60"

The Port Townsend Leader, WEEK A & E, February, 2007 published cover photo, "Sunshine in the Lavender", acrylic, 32" x 40"

The Port Townsend Leader, WEEK A & E, June 14-20, 2006 published cover photo, "Chillin on Monday", acrylic, 36" x 48"

The Port Townsend Leader, WEEK A & E, Wednesday, November 1, 2006 published photo for Art Walk article, "Sharp Curve", acrylic, 48" x 36"

Art Guide Northwest, October 2005-April 2006 "Overlook", acrylic, 18" x 22", published photo

The Port Townsend Leader, WEEK A & E, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 "Summer Reading", published cover photo "Chillin", acrylic, 36" x 48"

The Port Townsend Leader, WEEK A & E, Wednesday, October 5, 2005 "Juried art show, gallery tour anchors festival", published photo, "Summer Pasture", acrylic, 18" x 22"

 

AFFILIATIONS

Artist Trust, member
Northwind Arts Alliance, Board Member
International Society of Acrylic Painters, Signature Member