Pete Tillack
30 x 40 in.

Australian born artist, Pete Tillack was drawn on an adventurous seven-year trek, which took him around the world and was lead by his desire for the waves and the diverse cultures. Tillack encountered countless societies and lifestyles that lent a hand in helping him become more aware of his own self-explorations, direction and personal growth. Tillack’s work is heavily influenced from his emotions and experiences from traveling and is infused with the feelings of serenity thru ones environment.

A self taught artist, Tillack pursued many independent studies in such places as, Italy, France, Central America, South America and South Africa. As well as participating with other artist in bringing together many high profile public pieces. Pete has filled many respected roles such as, Coordinator/Moderator for the San Diego Art Institutes program “The Gathering”, to being selected to serve on the Arts Master Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee for his local city. Tillack’s technical analysis of contrast, and his regular use of monotone colors, are what is used to dramatize the silhouettes and reflections shaped by a sunrise or sunset. This gives his wonderful creations a depth that draw the viewer into each piece, and lures them into an experience, transcending them to a peaceful disposition – “their personal journey.”
“As I grow with my work, my focus and purpose becomes more defined, adding a greater compassion and drive to not only my art, but my life.  My subject matter focuses on the journey of our lives, and the environment that constantly affects our daily decisions and directions as our choices and judgments are swayed by our surroundings and our experiences. I enjoy placing juxtapose subject matter to symbolize my statements and represent the importance in life.  I hope you not only enjoy the artistic beauty of the piece, and are drawn into its hidden details, but ultimately understand the statement that I am trying to convey, and understand that there are many cross roads in life and we can always use the maps that those before us have written……”
Pete’s works of art are in many corporate and private collections worldwide.  Pete exhibits his work at the annual Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ, which draws visitors and collectors from around the globe.

The Celebration of Fine Art is a unique art experience which gives visitors the opportunity to watch 100 artists in their working studios January 16 – March 27, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. Open daily from 10 am – 6 pm. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the 100 artist studios under the 40,000 square foot exhibit tent.  Artists are on-site creating, allowing for the visitor to watch them at work, discover what inspires them and the techniques used to create the works of art.   Pete has been participating in the Celebration of Fine Art since 2012. Come to Scottsdale to see more of his works in person and discover the stories behind each unique work of art.

Previous articleFeatured Artwork: Thomas Moran
Next articleWomen Artists of the West
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here