|Description:||Original Acrylic Painting on 16" x 36" x 1.5" panel.|
|Condition:||Excellent condition - no scratches, scuffs or marks. No repair done either.|
|Origin:||Purchased at MJ Schaer Gallery in Napa, CA. in 2008.|
|Provenance:||No - I am the first owner.|
|Appraised By:||Larry Shapiro|
|History Of The Item:||Don Tiller , as a child, recalls drawing cartoon characters, and imaginary rocket ships on anything that would hold his mark, from cardboard to scrap paper. He was introduced to painting when his dad brought home tempera colors from a local sign painter, as well as from his sister’s “borrowed” paint-by-number kits. Don was off on an artistic journey that would take him through college and into the next decade, only to be interrupted to raise a family and build two successful retail businesses. After returning to art full time, oils remained his medium of choice until a few years ago when he made the transition to acrylics: “They are less toxic, odor free, and transport easily on my frequent plein air painting sessions,” explains Tiller. “Each medium challenges me differently to find a process that will reflect a conversation with the subject.” Don Tiller’s most recent body of work is primarily composed of interesting shapes and bold colors. The paintings are snippets of warped remembrances, allowing a glimpse into the things he has seen, or places he has been. Don revels when he hears that viewers of his work feel as if they’ve been to a place he has portrayed, or if they think they know of a place in one of his pieces; then he know that the connection between creator and viewer has been made.|
|Appraiser Tips:||Keep your artwork in a well ventilated room. Do not try to clean a painting by yourself. Have it done professionally.|
|Research Sources:||I have used the internet to find the artists's biography. Also have found several sights on line that feature the artist in galleries.|
|Appraiser Comments:||I was able to find several paintings by the artist that are similar in size, style , and content to your painting that are presently for sale in galleries. The asking prices are in the 1,800.00 to 3,500.00 range. That comparison establishes the replacement value. I was also able to access a number of paintings that have sold in the past establishing that the artist has sold works similar to yours. Your picture is in the higher end of the desirability scale because of the visual appeal. I am appraising your painting for $2,000.00 at fair market value and $3,000.00 at replacement cost. Larry Shapiro|
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