Avery Tillmon, like many artists, found art at a young age. He began at only five or six years old by copying pictures he liked from his books. He followed his youthful passion into a college degree in sculpture and eventually a career in art, which has included teaching and designing, as well as professional sculpting and painting.
Tillmon describes his interests as primarily object and figure oriented. “I approach drawing and painting like a very shallow sculpture. I build and take away until I’ve achieved what I envisioned at the outset.”
Tillmon and his wife feel they have found the perfect home in rural Vermont, where they indulge in the outdoor activities they love, including gardening, hiking, camping and the occasional game of horseshoes. His dream studio, however, remains just that at the moment – a dream. “Fortunately,” says Tillmon, “I can and do work most anywhere.”