Images surround me in my culturally rich, native city of New Orleans and in Louisiana. Whether relating to water, land or an urban setting, those images frequently serve as a springboard for my non-pictorial art. Coming from a family of architects, oftentimes my work instinctively leans towards a structural design or an underlying grid. The classical arts and fundamental traditions of drawing, painting and photography are my foundation. These disciplines all inform my abstract work as to technique and composition. I believe that each artist is unique in expressing their own inner passions and sensibilities. My paintings are a visual language of my experiences and the emotional responses to them. Memory, a sense of play, exploration and an element of surprise all contribute in the approach to my work.
Nell Tilton - Metairie, Louisiana 2022