I painted on location in all 50 states of the USA! I work in pastels for most of my outdoor paintings.
Rodrica Tilley - Southern Vermont
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Is Stonington the arts-iest little town in Connecticut? I try to be discerning about my subjects, but it was like shooting fish in a barrel on a perfect early summer Friday morning with quaint architecture, blooming gardens, freshly mown lawns, happy people at each turn of my head. I am a sucker for pink roses spilling over a picket fence. A couple hours later I was free to do some shopping and browsing before lunch. Each coffee shop, cafe and store had a few paintings on their walls with price tags attached. What fun! One of the best FSPAPP days so far.
Only 18 states left to paint....and the closest one is Illinois. I'm makin' plans. Stay tuned. (You can subscribe to this blog...see the box? You can also follow or comment. )
I am a pastel painter working in the studio as well as en plein air.
My work is colorful and hopeful and focused on the landscape. I love to stand out in a field and make a painting that expresses my feelings of and reactions to that time and place. I can think of no better goal than what Georgia O’Keeffe said: …”filling a space in a beautiful way.” I hope viewers will pause in front of my landscape paintings and see common sights in a new way.
My work is in collections world wide. I hold signature memberships in International Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists International. I am a member of Pastel Society of America, Southern Vermont Art Center and Vermont Pastel Society. My work has been exhibited for over 35 years including 11 one-woman shows.