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 Murphy 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.