Artist Jim Tyler

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Jim Tyler paints exclusively with pastel.  Largely self-taught, he began working with pastel at an early age and began painting seriously in 2001.  Since that time he has been featured in Pastel Journal Magazine and has won awards at numerous national shows.  Jim has been awarded signature status with the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Sierra Pastel Society, and is a founding member of the California Central Coast Pastel Society.  The artist’s distinctive style can be seen through his focus on lighting and composition.  The scenes that capture Jim’s eye consistently have strong lighting and deep shadows, and he uses the richness of pastel to capture that boldness in his paintings. Tyler regularly teaches pastel workshops in San Luis Obispo, CA. In addition to painting, Tyler is an award-winning photographer, specializing in B&W figure and portrait the Water", Merit Award at Arizona Pastel Artists Association National Open Show (2021)
"Pinecrest Lake", Second Place at Cambria Allied Arts Center (2020)
"Cal Poly Barn", Rancher's Choice Award at the Morro Bay Art Center (2017)
"Tulum Seascape", Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition (2016)
"Tulum Seascape", Dakota Pastels in-kind award at Pastel Society of the West Coast's Pastels USA show in Stockton, CA (2015)
"Lily and Lace", First Place at the Indian Wells Art Exhibition, CA (2012)
"Lily and Lace", Award of Excellence at the Sierra Pastel Society's Pastels on High Competition (2012)
"Lily and Lace", Airfloat Systems in-kind award at Pastel Society of the West Coast's Pastels USA, Morro Bay, CA (2012)
"Lily and Lace", Award of Merit at The White Show at Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA (2012)
"Moretti Canyon Vineyard", Third place at Brushstrokes Show at the San Luis Museum of Art (2013)
"Thorns", Award of Merit at Galaxy Show, Paso Robles, CA (2011)
"Khadijeh's Wedding", Award of Merit at Sierra Pastel Society's Pastels [...]

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