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Deborah Tilby (SFCA, OPAM)

Deborah Tilby is a Canadian painter currently living in Victoria BC.  She is recognized as one of the top oil and watercolour painters in the country and is a senior signature member... Read More

Deborah Tilby Original Art For Sale


  • Deborah Tilby The Lookout

    The Lookout
    Oil on canvas
    20" x 20" / 50.80cm x 50.80cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,300.00

  • Deborah Tilby Little Island in the Afternoon 2

    Little Island in the Afternoon 2
    Oil on canvas
    20" x 20" / 50.80cm x 50.80cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,300.00

  • Deborah Tilby Little Island in the Afternoon

    Little Island in the Afternoon
    Oil on canvas
    20" x 20" / 50.80cm x 50.80cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,300.00

  • Deborah Tilby Friends

    Friends
    Oil on Panel
    18" x 24" / 45.72cm x 60.96cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,600.00

  • Deborah Tilby A Beautiful Sea

    A Beautiful Sea
    Oil on Deep Canvas
    30" x 40" / 76.20cm x 101.60cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $4,300.00

  • Deborah Tilby Abandoned

    Abandoned
    Oil on Deep Canvas
    24" x 36" / 60.96cm x 91.44cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $3,600.00

  • Deborah Tilby Hidden Farm

    Hidden Farm
    Oil on Deep Canvas
    18" x 24" / 45.72cm x 60.96cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,600.00

  • Deborah Tilby Hanging Around

    Hanging Around
    Oil on Panel
    16" x 20" / 40.64cm x 50.80cm
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $2,250.00

  • Deborah Tilby Cowichan Evening

    Cowichan Evening
    Oil on Panel
    18" x 18" / 45.72cm x 45.72cm
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $2,250.00

  • Deborah Tilby Along A Tidal River

    Along A Tidal River
    Oil on Panel
    24" x 30" / 60.96cm x 76.20cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $3,300.00

  • Deborah Tilby Tied Up

    Tied Up
    Oil on Panel
    18" x 24" / 45.72cm x 60.96cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $2,600.00
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $2,800.00

  • Deborah Tilby Where All The Tractors Go

    Where All The Tractors Go
    Oil on Panel
    11.5" x 17.5" / 27.94cm x 43.18cm
    Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $1,575.00

  • Deborah Tilby Clouds Over The Sea

    Clouds Over The Sea
    Oil on Panel
    20" x 20" / 50.80cm x 50.80cm
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $2,600.00

  • Deborah Tilby Red Roof Reflected

    Red Roof Reflected
    Oil on Panel
    21" x 25" / 53.34cm x 63.50cm
    Framed Price (Canadian Dollar): $2,900.00

About Deborah Tilby

Deborah Tilby is a Canadian painter currently living in Victoria BC.  She is recognized as one of the top oil and watercolour painters in the country and is a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and also an Oil Painters of America Master.  Her work has won many international awards, has appeared in International Artist, Southwest Art, Arabella and Artist magazines and is sought after by collectors all over North America and Europe. 

Artist’s Statement

Light and shadow is what initially draws me to a subject; the challenge of capturing the mood, time of day, and season in a representational yet loose way is what keeps me painting. My aim, whether it be in the studio or in the field, is to use colour as I see it, with a particular fondness for neutrals and earth colours, soft violets, rusts, and greens. The way the paint goes on is equally as important as what I mix on the palette; my intention is to indicate and represent, without becoming bogged down in the minutiae.

Weathered boats, rusty mailboxes, old brick and textured stone, crashing waves and trees in every season, all afford me the opportunity to explore my interpretation of textures with both brush and knife work. Accomplishing what I intend never ceases to be difficult, fascinating, and deeply fulfilling. It keeps me painting almost daily! 

Painting began for me with my first watercolour at age eighteen. I love watercolour and it held my interest for many years before I began working with oils. I am Canadian but for fourteen years, England was home and European street scenes, and landscapes were my subject. A move to the west coast of British Columbia turned my attention toward the beaches, boats, waves, and marinas of coastal living. Not entirely committed to trading Europe for Canada, I have travelled between the two, keeping my perspective fresh and allowing my work to straddle both continents. I now stick to oils most of the time, only occasionally reaching for my watercolours. I still love watercolour but am drawn to the flexibility, freedom, and richness that oils offer. 

I became a painter by way of being an observer – I have always noticed light and shadow, shapes, texture, composition and colour, and endeavouring to interpret my observations through painting has been a lifelong passion. That people choose my work to hang in witness of their lives is a bonus, both wonderful and humbling.  

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