Tilly Strauss is an award winning artist who works in rural North East NY. She paints and draws most every day to document time, capture fleeting moments, and feed her soul. Strauss captures images to joyously celebrate and add a touch of whimsy to your life. She paints small and medium sized paintings of iconic subjects meant to help you feel at home or satisfy the need to escape. The paintings are colorful whimsical stories that freeze moments on a wall and can be transported to another home as a gift.
In addition to painting, Strauss supports other artists as an accountability coach, writes art reviews for local publication, publishes art ancestory zines, and is the Town Clerk and Vital Records Manager in her community.
Her art transcends the daily grind by acknowledging our connection to each other and to nature.
Moving paint around and capturing moments of the day on the farm, with her family and friends brings tilly the greatest joy. These works are statements about Time. Small colorful images are all part of larger on going series that reflect on where Tilly is and where she is going. The paintings are often about a desire to escape, the romance of home and our mortality.
Drawing is often a pathway to finding meaning. These illustrations are part of larger range of series, such as documenting life under quarantine, descriptive process pieces for crafting or farming, explorations of art history roots, and travel postcards from journeys taken away from the studio.
Printmaking has always been a passion and one way that Tilly marries her art and activism. Linoleum cuts, silkscreens, and etchings fill the flat files with affordable works on paper.
There is a need for human connection and friendship. Tilly finds great joy in creating small edition booklets, calendars and zines for others to enjoy.
Out in Public
In the Studios