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Pete Tillack

Surf Artist

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Pete Tillack

San Diego, California (Australian)

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.

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 is mainly focused on the environment where I usually include a body of water to represent its importance in my life. I hope you not only enjoy the artistic beauty of the piece, and are drawn into its serenity, but ultimately understand the statement that I am trying to convey, that we need to look after this so we don't lose it!!!!

A self taught artist, Tillack pursued many independent studies in such places as, Italy, France, Central America, South America and South Africa. 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."

Through my travels, I have managed to do many jobs, but none have given me as much satisfaction as being an artist. To express myself and create with passion, while being able to positively touch and influence as many people as possible, is more than any job has ever given me and it is the deep connection people have with my work that inspires me to push harder. To paint what is in my heart and with the love of creativity is a challenge, and that is why I love it so much, if it came easy, I would not have the drive and passion to push further.

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