Pete Tillack

Through my adventurous world travels, I have managed to do many a job, but none gives me as much satisfaction as being an artist. To express myself and create with passion, while being able to positively touch and influence as many people as possible, it is more than any job has ever given me and it is the deep connection people have with my work that inspires me to push harder. To paint what is in my heart with the love of creativity, is a challenge and that is why I love it so much, if it came easy, I would not have the drive and passion to push further, and without you, I would not have a sense of belonging with my work. I would like to say thanks to all my collectors and the people who support me!

“An ordinary man sees everything as a blessing or a curse. A warrior sees everything as a challenge.”

The Story

Australian born artist, Pete Tillack was drawn on an adventurous seven-year trek, which took him around the world and he was lead by his desire for the waves and discovering diverse cultures. Tillack encountered countless societies and lifestyles that lent a hand in helping him become more aware of his own self explorations, direction and personal growth. Tillack’s work is heavily influenced by his emotions and experiences from traveling and is infused with the feelings of serenity through one’s environment.

A self taught artist, Tillack pursued many independent studies in such places as Italy, France, Central America, South America and South Africa as well as participating with other artists to create many high profile public pieces. Pete has filled many respected roles such as Coordinator/Moderator for the San Diego Art Institutes program “The Gathering” and was selected to serve on the Arts Master Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee for his city. Pete’s technical analysis of contrast and his regular use of monotone colors are used to dramatize the silhouettes and reflections shaped by a sunrise or sunset. This gives his wonderful creations a depth that draws the viewer into each piece, and lures them into an experience, transcending them to a peaceful disposition; “their personal journey. ”

“As I grow with my work, my focus and purpose becomes more defined, adding a greater compassion and drive to not only my art, but my life. My subject matter focuses on the journey of our lives, and the environment that constantly affects our daily decisions and directions. I enjoy placing juxtapose subject matter to symbolize my statements and represent the importance in life. I hope you not only enjoy the artistic beauty of the piece, are drawn into its hidden details, but ultimately understand the statement that I am trying to convey, understand that there are many crossroads in life and we can always use the maps that those before us have written”
“Nothing is as healthy or can replace a deep breath of fresh air – can clear the head and open the heart ……. “


New Releases

“Dream Big”
Oil on 20” x 24”

Limited Edition  60” x 36”

“Water Water Everywhere”
Oil on canvas 36” x 48”

“Bull Market”
Oil on canvas 54” x 45”

“Back to NY”
30” x 34” Mix Dimensional Media
(Sold to Private Collector)

Current Releases

Oil on Canvas 84″ x 30″

Original Oil on Canvas 40″ x 30″
(Sold to Private Collector)

“The Game”
Original Oil on Canvas 48″ x 60″
(Sold to Private Collector)

Original Oil on Canvas 20″ x 30″

Original Oil on Canvas 24″ x 54″
(Sold to Private Collector)

Original Oil on Canvas 20″ x 30″

Original Oil on Canvas 48″ x 72″
(Original Sold to private collector. Limited edition prints still available)

Original Oil on Canvas 48″ x 36″

“Chase Hope and 4 Love”
Original Oil on Canvas each is 16″ x 30″

“The Sweet Life”
Original Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″

Original Oil on Surfboard 66” x 17”
(Sold to Private Collector)

30” x 40” Original Oil on Canvas

“Securely Insecure”
20” x 24” Original Oil on Canvas
(Sold to Private Collector)

“Confliction of Love”
24” x 36” Original Oil on Canvas
(Sold to Private Collector)

“True Value of a Coin”
Original Oil on Canvas
36” x 48”

“Satin Shores”
Original Oil on Board
20” x 24”
(Sold to Private Collector)

“Classically Royal”
Original Oil on Board
15” x 30”

“Downtown Board Meeting”
Original Oil on Surfboard
(Sold to Private Collector)

“In a Nutshell”
Gold and graphite on acrylic 5″ x 30″

Gold and graphite on acrylic 8″ x 24″

“Standing Tall”
Gold and graphite on acrylic 15″ x 30″

“Lighting the Bay”
Gold and graphite on acrylic 16″ x 48″

“Gaslamp Front Row”
Gold and graphite on acrylic 16″ x 20″

Acrylic on Aged Wood 20″ x 14″
Sold to Private Collector