La Meridiana


with Deborah Tilby

Discover the landscape and cities that inspired the masters and gave birth to western art,
May 26th- June 2nd 2018

This is an opportunity to paint in a glorious location with an accomplished, international award winning painter and experienced teacher, Deborah Tilby.

Tuscany is a painter’s dream with its charming villages, interesting narrow streets, balconies, churchyards, vineyards, street cafes and sunny skies. Our location is an elegant 18th century country residence with gardens, courtyards and a swimming pool, all surrounded by the beautiful Tuscany countryside.

The week includes ample painting time interspersed with several day trips such as a visit to a medieval hill village, a day in the historic city of Siena (deservedly a world heritage site) and to San Gimignano with its breathtaking towers, exquisite frescoes and lively street market.

All this with great hosts providing us with excellent food, wine and relaxing atmosphere. You can expect lots of painting time, daily demonstrations, and plenty of individual attention. All levels and all mediums are welcome as are non-painting companions.

Deborah is a representational painter who works both in the studio and in the field.
Most often she is attracted first by the light and shadows, which she wants to capture in a simple and painterly manner, and then by textures and detail. Her struggle is to find a balance between the two; it is something she is always working towards, always seeking to 'loosen up' yet still capture some of the detail that interests her.

“I was eighteen when I did my first painting, a watercolour, and I was hooked.” Watercolour captivated her for the next 25 years. She lived in England for part of that time where she was passionate about painting European street scenes, attracted by the textures and subtle colours of old stone and brick and the narrow streets offering interesting perspectives.

Now she lives on the west coast of British Columbia and has been working in oil for many years, still painting buildings and streets but also exploring the local landscape and getting out to the many beaches, finding inspiration in boats, marinas and the sea.
“I am passionate about my work; I truly love it and paint every day. Painting is a challenge, but always fascinating and deeply fulfilling.”
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