Tilly Strauss is an award winning artist who works in south Miami FL and in Northeast NY. Dividing her time between her urban and rural homes, she paints and draws most every single day in an effort to document time, capture fleeting moments, and feed her soul. Knowing we are fragile beings with faulty memories, Strauss captures images to offer us reasons to joyously celebrate even in the midst of our anxious suffering. Through focus and attention, the art transcends the daily grind, acknowledges our transience and offers the cure of beauty.
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