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Artist Lana Tyler


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Biography


Art has always come naturally to Lana Tyler, just as her love of animals has.  She was drawing horses and other animals even before starting grade school.  While growing up in Northwest Indiana, horses were her favorite subjects.  Her parents could not afford a horse, so Lana settled for constantly drawing them, even in class, much to the chagrin of her teachers.  Lana took art classes throughout her first twelve years of school.  High school art classes introduced her to oils and pen and ink, which quickly became her favorite mediums along with pencil.  After high school, Lana's love of animals and the outdoors took her to Purdue University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a major in Wildlife Management.  This career path took her all over the US working for every major land management agency in the Federal government.  During this time, she observed native wildlife in their natural environment and amassed a large inventory of reference photos.  She recently retired from the US Forest Service to follow her dream of being an artist.Lana's favorite subjects are still the animals she loves, especially horses and wildlife.   Lana has been in shows throughout Colorado including Fort Collins and Denver.  She has also been juried into many national and international shows.  
Shows/Awards
 
2011 Paint the Parks International Show, Top 50 Mini “Half Dome Reflections”
2011 Richeson Online Animal, Bird and Wildlife International Show, Meritorious Entry for “Visions of Spring” and “In the Spotlight II”
2012 Artist’s Association of Northern Colorado National Show, “Visions of Spring”
2012 Richeson Online Animal, Bird and Wildlife International Show, Meritorious Entry for “Nikita Lobo”, Norlonna” and “Mule Deer Buck”
Featured in American Art Collector Art of the Horse May 2012
2013 Great Frame Up National Show, Longmont, CO, “Visions of Spring” and “Rocky Mountain Stream”
2015 Greeley National Show, “Remington”
2015 Colors of [...]

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