Artist Timothy C. Tyler

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The Artist Says:

"Tim Tyler is a contemporary artist who works in a representational manner. Inspired by the Old Master's Tyler's skills and technical ability to achieve high levels of realism are impressive, yet it is his visual wit, use of satire and clever method of social commentaries that he weaves into his compositions that elevate his works above practicing realist artists. A respected professional artist, Tyler has a distinctive career and received honorable recognition for his work from notable authorities and leaders in the arts such as the late Charles Banks Wilson."Aaron Jones, Interpretations Manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

Collectors Say:

"I have never painted and am not an artist, but if I ever were to become one, I'd want to paint like you."

Other Artists Say:

"Your work stuns me, amazes me, intrigues me and puts me in awe. In my humble opinion, you are by far one of the finest artists of this century...and among the best of the artists I have had the honor and privilege of meeting.I wish I knew half of what you know about art and painting. Thank you for being who you are and for sharing." Sandy Askey-Adams
"I have traveled to all the important art museums of Europe; to many, several times in my life. This painting is not only the obvious best piece in the exhibit, it's the best painting I've ever seen." Charles Banks Wilson, at the presentation of Best of Show onto "Canning Pears""Wow, glad you harnessed that raw talent. Impressive, powerful sky and movement for a young  kid painter!" R. Buda


Tim Tyler’s youth was spent, in sunny Arizona, California and Oklahoma amid open spaces, around cowboys and thunderstorms, and, many art museums. At age fourteen his first painting commission was undertaken; Scottsdale Galleries were hanging his work before he was 20. He worked for years holding a day job working for aviation, construction and petroleum companies, painting at night/weekends until his work began to sell sufficiently for him to become a full-time artist. Once he made the transition, the long hours were then simply spent at the easel. He also began doing bronze sculptures at age 19. In college he studied Fine Art as well as Architecture.

His early paintings were still lifes and landscapes inspired by Remington and Bierstadt.  With increasing education and international exposure his maturing perceptions began drifting towards figurative masters JS Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla. He continued to consign work to galleries from Scottsdale to Connecticut, eventually exhibiting in over one hundred galleries, via consignments or in special exhibitions. His work began getting awards and art magazines began noticing his work. Museum exhibitions then began and he opened an art gallery of his own.
During the decade of his forties, he began teaching workshops around the nation with a few summer workshops in Europe especially Italy, where he devoted himself to becoming a gnocchi connoisseur. Nearly every trip was undertaken with some of his five children, giving them a broad geographic, social and historic perspective.  His native state of Oklahoma commissioned seven historic paintings from him; six hang in the state capitol.  His work has shown in over 60 art galleries across the United States and  shows in several juried museums exhibitions yearly.

Painting workshop France 2017


“Tim Tyler is a contemporary artist who works in a representational manner. Inspired by the Old Master's Tyler's skills and technical ability to achieve high levels [...]

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