The Vermont landscape has been my main subject for quite sometime with its barns, cows and mountains. But for me it is the clouds that have made painting landscapes so much fun.
Zoë Tilley Poster is a graphite artist and illustrator, a pusher of pencils, a scratcher, a smudger, a lover of gray and its many shades. She lives on ten acres in Corinth, Vermont with her husband and a wide array of other wild creatures.
I want my work to have impact and be noticed but not to overwhelm a room
As both botanist and artist, I am fascinated by the intricacies of plant growth and flower structure.
I love to paint. I feel we all need to develop our own individual creativity. I had forgotten all about myself. No woman should do that, But I had to have all the clean floors... Now my husband cleans, and I just paint, and I'm very happy.
My favorite part about using pastels is when combinations of color make perfect sense to me. That is when I know a piece is done. My second favorite part is when it makes perfect sense to someone else as well.
My drawings come from spending a lot of time in nature: hiking, fishing, or just being in my backyard. I am especially intrigued by the patterns of the natural world and try to bring this to each drawing, keeping in mind how the parts make up the whole.
Before I started painting gourds, I never was 100 percent happy with anything I painted. Now it seems difficult to make one I don't like. Even if they don't come out the way I envision them, I'm always pleased with the end result.
I work on site, or from my own photos, so I have a good sense of the place, and my subject. My goal is to convey to you, the viewer, my feelings and excitement about my subject.