Tiril was born and educated in London. A self-taught artist who works primarily in acrylics, Tiril spontaneously began painting as an adult following the death of her mother in 2000. In the tradition of Joan Miró and Robert Motherwell, Tiril paints by automatism—accessing material from the subconscious and unconscious mind as part of her creative process. The archetypal
symbolism emerging from Tiril’s paintings has attracted international attention, and Tiril has exhibited widely and won awards in both the United States and Europe. She is a naturalized citizen of the United States and resides in Huntsville, Alabama.
"As the dialogue begins there is an internal digging, mining, a stirring of knowledge held deep within the psyche, words filter into the subconscious as concepts, truths. Colors evolve and then a singular prompting will rise to the top into consciousness. The canvas becomes receptive, fluid, light. All is one.
I am an intuitive painter. Each canvas is approached with a feeling of excitement, wonder, and a sense of adventure, free of any preconceived ideas or sketches. The concept will manifest itself as the painting evolves. Each painting to me, is a record of an extraordinary moment of existence, a confirmation in the reality of the journey of the spirit.
Always cognizant of the tenuous balance necessary for the painting’s evolution, I yield to a greater force. It is within this state of thoughtless awareness I find I am able to connect on a level that I cannot verbalize. I believe that through the language of art, and the employment of color we are able to communicate on the highest vibrational level.
The external experience serves as the catalyst for the internal striving to comprehend the connectedness of all on an energetic level. Is it not the quest of the human journey to balance the life of matter to the life of spirit. The ego to the true self. The experience of the painting is the microcosm of this eternal struggle. Facing the tension between illusion and reality.