Friday, March 16, 2012

Studio Visit & Interview With Paula Tillman

In late February Paula Kornye Tillman, owner of Galerie Kornye West, and gallery assistant Kelli Cotten traveled to northeast Texas for a studio visit and to see Lennox Woods. The following video is an excerpt of an interview filmed by Allen Phillips. Paula discusses the project and why she feels it is important.

Paula Kornye Tillman interview from Deborah Paris on Vimeo.

Paula and Kelli visited the studio to see work in progress, a few finished pieces and talk about the project.

After a delicious lunch in the studio provided by Steve, we headed out to the Woods for a few hours.

Later that evening, Steve and I hosted a sit down dinner at the historic Lennox House in Clarksville. It was a festive evening with several paintings on display and Allen's Ancient Forest video playing on a flat screen in the sitting room of the house. Steve and our "foodie" friend Anne Evetts cooked a delicious meal for 15 guests including presidents of the Historical Societies for Clarksville and Mt. Vernon, a trustee of the Lennox Foundation, Paula and Kelli and other guests from Clarksville.

It was a wonderful kick off for the project and a good opportunity for Paula to see the Woods and to understand my passion for this project.


  1. Just fabulous, Deborah. It sounds like a very personal and interesting project.

  2. Thank you for the visit to your wonderful studio and sharing this interview with us. I will be closely following this project! I'm wondering just how big is the painting on your easel.

  3. Thanks Maggie!

    Hi Janelle. That one is 48 x 60. It is the smallest of the larger pieces I am working on.