My latest works are the culmination, 3rd chapter in a trilogy, of the previous work and is signaling a sense of moving forward with an acknowledgment and appreciation of the past.
— Nell Curtis Tilton

As an instructor in abstract painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, local artist Nell Curtis Tilton advises her students to pay close attention to their surroundings. They’re not necessarily looking for scenes to portray, she reminds them, but for elements they might use on their canvases in less literal ways.

“You’re taking impressions and images and translating them in your own way through your painting,” Tilton says. New Orleans Homes