Theodora Tilton has been painting portraits of people and animals for the majority of her artistic career. Her goal is not just to depict the likeness of her subject but to attempt to synthesize the visual and psychological information her subjects give her. She believes an artist is a researcher, an explorer, a gatherer of information about life and her subjects’ life.

Ms. Tilton’s work has been shown throughout the United States and published in major artistic journals. Reviews and feature articles appear in the American Artist Watercolor magazine; the Mount Vernon Gazette, the Alexandria Gazette, Washington, DC’s Metro Weekly, and the Cumberland Times-News. She received her BFA from the Hartford Art School and her MFA from Syracuse University.

Ms. Tilton has taught painting, drawing, design and illustration for Marymount University, Mont-gomery College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Fairfax County, Virginia.

Awards include: Montana Watercolor Society Margo Voermans Award 2013; National Watermedia Oklahoma Merchandise Award 2010; Georgia Watercolor Society Da Vinci Paint Award 2007; Juror’s Award of Merit, The Visual Arts Center Watercolor Annual 2003, Panama City, Florida; Honorable Mention, The Visual  Arts Center Watercolor Annual 2003, Panama City, Florida; the Georgia Watercolor Society Traveling Show, 2002; Juror’s Award of Merit, West Virginia Watercolor Society Regional Aqueous 1999. Her work is published in The Best of Watercolor, Rockport Publishers Inc.; and Encyclopedia of Living Artists, 11th Edition, ArtNetwork. Com-missions include portraits and illustrations for individual and corporate clients.

Signature Memberships include: Alabama Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society,  Georgia Watercolor Society, Mississippi Water-color Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Mon-tana Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, associate; Southern Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Virginia Water-color Society, Watercolor West, Juried Associate