Deborah Tilby

Deborah Tilby, SFCA, is a Canadian studio and plein air painter currently living in Victoria BC. She is a professional artist recognized as one of the top oil and watercolor painters in the country. Tilby is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a member of the Oil Painters of America. Her work has appeared in Arabella, International Artist, and Southwest Art magazines, and is sought after by collectors throughout North America and Europe. She has won numerous international awards and honors throughout her career, most recently Best of Show in the 2016 Sedona Art Prize, the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Oil Painters of America Western Regional, and First Place Overall in the 2016Plein Air Salon Competition. Tilby started teaching in 1994 and has shared her knowledge and expertise with countless students over the years and continues to do so through workshops and private lessons.

I am passionate about my work; I truly love it and paint every day. Painting is a challenge, but always fascinating and deeply fulfilling. Even after all these years as a professional artist, the greatest buzz of all comes from knowing that someone likes something I made enough to hang it in his or her home and look at it every day. That truly makes it all worthwhile!”  ~ Deborah Tilby

 Tilby is represented by Peter Barker Fine Art (Uppingham, England), Gallery 8 (Salt Spring Island, BC), and West End Gallery (Victoria, BC).