Art by Tilka

Being an Artist as well as an Occupational Therapist has always been very rewarding. My Art satisfies my need to create and has even helped me to better understand myself. As a Therapist, I have had the privilege of helping others improve and have experienced the satisfaction of seeing that progress. The feeling has been priceless.

While creating, I try to capture the essence, emotion, and beauty of my subject matter. Many of my paintings are Botanical and/or of favorite local Sites. Occasionally I will add a subtle touch of humor either to the painting itself or its title. Also, I love light and shadow contrasts and try to incorporate this in my paintings whenever possible.

I strive to produce High Quality Original Fine Art depicting the Joys of Living. Creating Artwork which is uplifting to the viewer is important to me. One of the best compliments I have ever received was from one of my clients who stated: “Your painting makes me smile.”

~Santa Barbara Tilka, Artist