A good part of my professional life has been spent as a botanical and natural history illustrator. With due respect to the importance of viewing nature with a scientifically accurate eye, I find the power of nature to lie beyond the caliper. Upon close inspection, the natural world reveals truths other than analytical ones. A random moment, fully recognized can embrace the spirit and lead us to a deeper understanding of life. For me, the source is contained in the natural world; the process of painting is an attempt to communicate with and understand its well-spring.
Adelaide Tyrol lives in Vermont and is an accomplished fine artist whose paintings have been displayed in numerous shows, galleries and museums. Along with her gallery work, Adelaide is co-owner of Oliphant Studios – a scenic painting house in NYC which serves the photography and film industries. She is also a natural history illustrator. Her natural history pieces are often book-size; her scenic work is typically 14’x 40’. She works primarily out of her studios in Plainfield, Vermont and New York City.