Tilda Mann was born in Los Angeles and lived near the beach in a Spanish style house where the curved archways, yellow light, and expansive horizon made a lasting impression. It was a place where a pensive child of Holocaust survivors could walk through a portal and let the bright sun lighten her awareness of an inexplicable loss inside the house. The indoors taught that life was precarious, and every moment a treasure to be held tight and close and dear. The outdoors taught that, like the waves of the Pacific, life keeps moving and renewing. At the age of 36, Tilda left the practice of law and moved to the Philadelphia area with her husband to raise their young family. Fourteen years later she began the serious pursuit of her lifelong interest in painting, ultimately graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012. She visits Los Angeles often.