Thomas Stiltz

Thomas Stiltz

Works:
A Toast To Opus

Peace & Power

A Case of Genius

The Couple

Character

Silver Oak

Meeting of Five

Nine California Reds

Seven California Whites

BV Beauty

New Roses

Heitz

Sharing Opus

Pick Your Passion

The Blue Cloth

Flowers for Linda

Opus One

Chateau St. Jean

Montelena Magic

Portrait in White and Gold

100% Cabernet

Private Reserve

That Special Moment

Toast to Opus

The Best Of Cakebread

Champagne of Kings

Spring Gift

That Special Moment

The Red Apron

Magnum Plus One

Treasure Chest

Bio:
For most of his professional life, Thomas Stiltz has worked as an art director, photographer, and painter. His experience with photography brings sensitivity to light and form. His strong sense of composition and picture space, combined with a flair of the dramatic, naturally lead him to create striking paintings. His purpose is to stimulate the viewer with feelings and emotion about the common, ordinary objects of our lives.

Thomas Stiltz received his Bachelor of Arts in painting, and Master of Arts in photography and design from the University of Delaware. One painter to influence Stiltz is Cezanne, whose still life’s show devotion to the solidity of objects and form revealed through color. Stiltz’s paintings also reflect the inspiration gained from his studies of the works of Jan Vermeer. It is apparent from Stiltz’s work, that he is impressed with Vermeer’s depiction of the interaction of light and objects, his emphasis on detail, and the effect of diffused light on backgrounds and shadows.

The paintings of Thomas Stiltz are created with a devotion to old world techniques, often using many layers to build up the paint surface. Backgrounds are glazed with many layers of color for depth and richness, and objects are rendered with a strong emphasis on naturalism.

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