Mick Tilman was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1968. He started to paint seriously in his early
20's as he was travelling around the US, Canada and Mexico. Mick developed a highly recognizable style
that consistently evolved through his connection of shapes. His early work featured fragments that were
more loosely spaced, as his style has matured these fragments have become more interconnected thus reducing
negative space. This style is a self-taught technique that has evolved from classroom doodles to fully
integrated works of art. Mick draws images within images and forces background to become foreground.
Using a brilliant colour palette of inks and acrylics he creates vivid, vast and lush natural imagery.
Mick's work also reflects an Environmental conscience that has been a consistent facet of his
portfolio. He has been involved with various Environmental Art Shows over the past five years, including:
the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust and the Broken Fence Society's Annual Juried Art Shows. His artwork
is well travelled as it hangs in such places as Hong Kong, Vancouver, Montreal and Yellowstone Park.
It has also been in such prestigious galleries as the Frederick Horsman Varley Gallery, The McMichael
Canadian Art Collection, A Space, Acadia Gallery, Ironwood Gallery and the Burnt Toast Art Gallery.
In October 2002 several of his pieces were in the McMichael Art Gallery as part of their Autumn Art
Show and Sale. As well many of his paintings are on display in a few dedicated private collections.
Mick has also been involved in the field of Art Therapy and has taught art to autistic and developmentally
delayed people. He has recently graduated from York University and has recieved his Consecutive Education
degree. He is currently teaching at the Intermediate level in York Region. His future goal is to continue
with his artwork and teach art at the senior high school level.