VIKTOR TILSON - ARTIST

Selling to the public since 1995

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  • Radial Amalgamation Series

  • Amalgamation Wave Series

  • Amalgamation Classic Series

  • Amalgamation 360 Series

Viktor Tilson - Artist

Born: 1964 Yateley, Hampshire, England.

I have been painting all my life and started selling work in the mid 1990's whilst working an office job. Yearly solo exhibitions were held around the UK and London. In 2000 (launched in London) I became one of the first British artists to showcase my work online with a dedicated web site.

I am untrained and classified as an "Outsider Artist" (basically called as such because I didn't attend art college or studied at university) My education back in the 1980's didn't include any history of art and, therefore, despite painting abstract from an early age, I had no way to classify what I was creating until well into my twenties. Having never visited art museums or anything like that I think this added tremendously to me finding my own style. The internet didn't exist when I started out!

Fast forward to 2010 and I finally decided to turn professional as sales of my work continued to grow. I developed an unique style of painting (Amalgamation) which combines amazing colour within what looks like a random design. I refined this technique over several years and these works have proved to be my most popular, propelling my career to a new level.

I typically use the same palette of colours for most work, and this makes my paintings easily recognisable. In my more graphic designs you will note certain shapes and angles appear repeatedly. This is not intentional: it just happens that way.

Today I am very fortunate to have a loyal following by collectors of my work in the UK and overseas. Commission work has allowed me to fully explore my painting skills whilst creating very unique and personal paintings for my clients.

Commission enquires are welcome.

Thank you for your time, and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my work.
Vik

Acknowledgements:
My sincere thanks to the following clients for giving their permission to show photos of paintings they have commissioned me to paint for them:
S Prince, S Turner, M & P Walker , P Dent & T. Garbutt, L Beard , G Myhill, G & D Evans, A & C Evans, A Bishop








About
  • Stroud, England, United Kingdom
Paypal is the default for online purchases.

Bank Transfer:
For larger work I would prefer bank transfer to avoid fees. I can supply a secure banking link for payment (no bank details are exchanged), this is fast, safe and reliable.

Cheques:
Yes, (if anyone still has a cheque book !!)

Cash:
Always a welcome option.
YES of course.......

Firstly I suggest you familiarise yourself with my work. Search on this site and online via face book / Instagram to see plenty of examples. I'm mainly abstract so please don't ask me to paint your pet otherwise you might be in for a shock !

Get in touch with me and lets have a chat about what you have in mind. See where we go from there. I'm open to your ideas and will ask questions to help me understand the reason behind idea. Equally if you just wanted me to go free style and create a piece for you I'll be happy to do that. 

Once a design is in mind I'll do some sketches, discuss colours, size etc......It's really important your idea is common to my style otherwise it won't work.
I'll then e-mail you a fully inclusive quote valid for 6 months.

If you've never commissioned a work before don't worry there's nothing to it, I don't bite. Just remember my goal is to create the painting you want.
In general I paint in acrylic (first developed the 1930's). Most people when they think of art always latch onto oil painting but I find acrylic for my style is the best to use.

Acrylic paint is waterproof, very tough, has great pigment and will stand the test of time.

Being asthmatic it's also ideal for me as I don't use smelly chemicals as you do when using oils.
Canvases and Boards:
My larger canvas and board works are hand made by a family business in Birmingham, England. I've used them for many years and I can get pretty much any style or size made to measure exactly to my specifications.

Paints:
My paint is by Daler Rowney and manufactured in Bracknell, Berkshire.

I only use British manufactured paint.

Varnish:
Again I use Daler Rowney varnish made in England.
For certain pieces I will use a low odour water based varnish made by Ghiant from Belgium.

Acrylic pens:
I use Liquitex pens made in Germany

Black fine drawing pens:
I use Faber-Castell pens made in Germany

Easel:
I have a large studio size Easel made by Mabef (a family owned company in Italy)





During 2022 I will be supporting the following charities thru my art work:

St. Michael's Hospice Hereford (click to visit their web site)

For the last 5 years I have been supporting the hospice thru my art. Each year they run a fund raising art event called "Postcards from Life". Look out for the event (usually Oct / Nov) and bid on one of the many superb pieces of art on offer. You may just spot one of mine up for grabs !!
More details nearer the time.


Combat Stress for Veterans Mental Health (click to visit their web site)

I am honoured to be taking part in this years "Secret Postcard" auction to support this unique and vital charity. Work from celebrities and well known artists will be available to purchase via auction. Will you spot the Tilson amongst them? Who knows, you might just pick up a little masterpiece by one of the famous names taking part.
Auction Date: 10 October 2022 (World Mental Health Day) More details and a link to the auction nearer the date.

Thank you for your support in helping my work raise funds for these charities.
Vik