This nationally award winning artist is eager to paint varied subject matter but his love for nature makes landscape painting a favorite. “I lived for years in the beautiful surroundings of the California Gold Country but have just recently moved to Sisters, Oregon. I feel blessed to be able to capture the beauty that I see in every turn.” Capturing the wonder of nature is a spiritual feeling for me. Being able to interpret the beauty that I see in nature is a gift I hold most precious.” Tillery paints both in his studio and in plein air, on location. "I enjoy the change from outdoors work to studio work, but I feel it is critical that I paint from life as much as possible to maintain the freshness in my paintings. Painting in plein air allows me to see the subtle value and temperature changes that are hard to detect when not painting from life.
Randall has been invited and juried into regional and national events including: Pacific Northwest Plein Air in Hood River, OR; Estes Park Show in Colorado; Carmel Plein Air Art Festival and the San Luis Obispo event in California. Tillery recently participated in the 2013, 2014 & 2015 American Impressionist Society’s National Shows held in Scottsdale, AZ; Denver, CO; and Charleston, SC; the 2013 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition held in Topeka, KS; and the 2014 Artists Guild National Show held at the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tillery pursued studies with national artists: Don Demers, Sherrie McGraw, Kevin McPherson, Skip Whitcomb, Daniel Keys, Libby Tolley, Kathleen Dunphy, and Michael Siegel.
Tillery’s ability to capture the emotion and beauty of the scenes he paints has not gone unnoticed. He has won many awards, regionally as well as nationally. He has been published on magazine covers, and featured in the “Best of American Landscape Artists” as well as being recently featured in Western Art Collector and Southwest Art magazines.
AIS - American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
OPA - Oil Painters of America
PAPO - Plein Air Painters of Oregon
PAA - Placerville Art Association
CAL - California Art League
Shows in Galleries:
Brookings & Prineville, OR