This was a commissioned oil painting of a lion fish requested by Ginger and Robert Morgret. Lion fish are a great threat to the reefs of south florida. Lion fish were introduced to South Florida as an exotic creature for tropical fish tanks. Most likely, they were released into the waters of the ocean when their owners were tired of them. They have no natural enemy and their sting can be very painful. Their victims often need a hospital visit to treat their venom. Today it is encouraged that they be hunted and killed. They are apparently very tasty but hard to prepare. Restaurants will probably not offer them on the menu.
Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist, well known for her paintings and portraits. Her paintings are joyful expressions brought to life through color and form. As a portrait artist, her focus is on the individual and her work reflects this bias, each painting a story about the subject’s life. The style of her work can be called a form of “painterly realism”. Influenced by living in South Florida for over 30 years, her images often reflect a tropical theme, rich in color.
Nancy’s work has been commissioned publicly and privately numerous times. Her underwater series entitled “Sea eScape” was purchased by the City of Sunny Isles in Miami Beach. Other publicly commissioned work includes The Wild Things by The Boys and Girls Club of...
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