on canvas, 30" x 48", July 2004
have turned my wailing into dancing; you have put off my
sackcloth and clothed me with joy . . .
Psalm 30, v. 11
Tietjen Councell is an artist and illustrator, who, at various times,
has specialized in drawing and painting, graphic design, children's
illustration, and botanical art. A California native, she grew up
in a variety of places in the United States and abroad. She studied
art at the University of Redlands and at the University of California
at Santa Barbara. She studied botanical illustration at the Chicago
Botanic Garden and at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
is currently doing oil painting on a variety of subjects, both secular
and religious, and is involved in forming a chapter of ECVA in the
diocese of New Jersey.
Ruth Tietjen Councell