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Image shows a cropped section of a portrait painting by Wilf Tilley

Wilf Tilley

Part of the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020

Wilf Tilley (Prof. Michael W. Miller) was born in the North of England, beginning his career as an actor at age 16 with the National Youth Theatre in a production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. After joining Equity, working as an ASM at the Manchester Library Theatre, and playing walk-ons for Granada TV, he began painting and has continued ever since – meanwhile working and living in Italy, North Africa, the Middle East and finally, Japan. “Wilf Tilley” (a combination of parental names) was part-adopted for his first solo exhibition at the AIR Gallery, London, when he was 27. Wilf is also a neurophysiologist – an interest that developed out of painting into a more general concern with visualisation of neuronal function, rather a long story involving both the Royal College of Art and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (Oxford).