Pete Tillack

In Search of Serenity

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About the Artist

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. Tillack also hopes to make aware the dramatic affects we have on our environment as what he paints may not be there in our future. "The goal with my work is to bring the viewer to that stolen moment of time where they escape their present surroundings and conditions to find a moment of clarity, - an active meditation! It is during this tranquil state where you contemplate the aspiration of life's directions or solving problems." A self taught artist, Tillack pursued many independent studies in such places as, Italy, France, Central America, South America and South Africa. As well as participating with other artist in bring together many high profile public pieces. Pete has filled many respected roles such as, Coordinator/Moderator for the San Diego Art Institutes program "The Gathering", to being selected to serve on the Arts Master Plan Citizen's Advisory Committee for his local city. Tillack's technical analysis of contrast, and his regular use of monotone colors, are what is use 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 lure 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."