Josie Tilton

Josie Tilton

Watercolors, Painting, Mixed Media

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My mood dictates which style to paint and what medium to use. I experiment with watercolor, oil, pastels, acrylic, and acrylic inks to create a variety of textures.

A self-taught artist, I tend to step outside conventional, sometimes restrictive, boundaries. I break the “rules” when doing so serves artistic purposes. Normally, I do not start with a sketch. I observe my world with guarded senses and process what I see. I want the viewer to be involved in the painting, to see something that only the viewer and I may understand.

I bring to my work the richness of my youth in Saxony and the values of my education in Western Germany’s Moselle and Hunsrueck regions. I have also lived in America’s West and Midwest, only recently moving to Virginia. Now a retired Senior International Trade Specialist, I am actively pursuing my life-long artistic passion of more than 30 years, hoping to pass my talent onto my four grandchildren.

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The Fire House Gallery is an economic development project created and managed by Berryville Main Street, featuring distinctive handmade arts and crafts from local and regional Virginia artists. The gallery is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts

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