The natural environment and solitude are two themes that Theodora Tilton continues to explore in her work. She focuses on what she terms environmental landscapes–paintings that combine the reality of the natural environment with personal interpretation. Ms. Tilton is interested in the real and perceived power of nature; the healing, rejuvenation and symbolism found through and in nature. The images are derived from a single or several journeys where she explores–primarily–the outside world. Earthforms and places discovered on these journeys are the primary inspiration for her work.

Ms. Tilton’s work has been shown throughout the United States and published in major artistic journals. Reviews and feature articles appear in the American Artist Watercolor magazine; the Mount Vernon Gazette, the Alexandria Gazette, Washington, DC’s Metro Weekly, and the Cumberland Times-News. She received her BFA from the Hartford Art School and her MFA from Syracuse University.

Ms. Tilton has taught painting, drawing, design and illustration for Marymount University, Mont-gomery College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Fairfax County, Virginia.

Awards include: Montana Watercolor Society Margo Voermans Award 2013; National Water-media Oklahoma Merchandise Award 2010; Georgia Watercolor Society Da Vinci Paint Award 2007; Juror’s Award of Merit, The Visual Arts Center Watercolor Annual 2003, Panama City, Florida; Honorable Mention, The Visual Arts Cen-ter Watercolor Annual 2003, Panama City, Florida; the Georgia Watercolor Society Traveling Show, 2002; Juror’s Award of Merit, West Virginia Watercolor Society Regional Aqueous 1999. Her work is published in The Best of Watercolor, Rockport Publishers Inc.; and Encyclopedia of Living Artists, 11th Edition, ArtNetwork. Com-missions include portraits and illustrations for individual and corporate clients.

Signature Memberships include: Alabama Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society,  Georgia Watercolor Society, Mississippi Water-color Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Mon-tana Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, associate; Southern Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Virginia Water-color Society, Watercolor West, Juried Associate