Richard Tiberius began painting nature with oils by the time he was ten years old, a lifelong passion he has balanced with a career as a university professor. Now retired from the university, he has a studio in Miami where he paints full time. Over the course of 60 years, Tiberius developed a unique knife technique that captures natural textures with extraordinary vividness and depth. He takes particular delight in celebrating the complex patterns of natural forms. His representation in galleries and exhibitions began with the Katona Gallery in Los Angeles in 1971, followed by exhibitions and representations in Aurora, Ontario; the Teodora Gallery in Toronto; the Boca Raton and Beverly Hills locations of the Karen Lynn Gallery; the Gevik Gallery in Toronto; The Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; and with the Nature Conservancy. Currently, his work is represented in the Coconut Grove Gallery in Miami, RC2 Gallery at Rosenbaum Contemporary in Boca Raton, and the Artworks Gallery in Austin. Recently, his daughter Kiry has joined his studio, where she has mastered the difficult art of painting with knives. Richard also benefits from sharing the studio with his daughter. He greatly values her contributions to the studio and his art.
Kiry Tiberius’ whole life has been immersed in the arts. She engaged in visual media including drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and painting. In addition, she earned a Bachelor’s of Music (Vocal Performance) at USC. Her exposure to her father’s detailed knife technique—one not available from any school—began in her early teens. Recently, she has returned to painting with knives. Kiry and Richard have both found that painting with a palette knife is most satisfying. The knife sculpts the paint to create a texture with unique depth and lifelike quality. They have more in common than the knife technique and a studio; they also share a deep love of wild nature. Their work celebrates biodiversity, speaking for every species of plant and animal as individually precious. Kiry hopes to continue walking the path that began with her father through many more hiking trips and many years of continued devotion to their craft. Kiry is proud to be the second generation in a family tradition. Her father signs his paintings TIBERIUS; she lovingly signs her work TIBERIUS II. Currently, her work is represented in the Coconut Grove Gallery in Miami and the RC2 Gallery at Rosenbaum Contemporary in Boca Raton.
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by Richard Tiberius
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