My goal in art is, and always has been, to paint what inspires me. What has inspired me from as far back as I can remember is the unspoiled beauty in this world. The natural awe-inspiring beauty that existed long before we were here, and will exist long after we’re gone. As I’ve always thought…what is life without art, or art without life?
-Randall Tillery, AIS
Nationally award winning artist Randall Tillery loves to paint all subject matter but finds that his love for nature makes landscape painting a natural transition. “I lived for years in the beautiful surroundings of the California Gold Country but have just recently moved to Sister, Oregon. I feel blessed to now live here and be able to capture the beauty that I see every time I turn around. Painting the beauty of nature is really a rather spiritual feeling for me. Being able to capture and interpret the beauty that I see in nature is indeed a gift that I hold precious.”