Philip Tyler
Philip Tyler 
United Kingdom (UK)
Art direction:
Contemporary Art

About Philip Tyler

Phil Tyler is a practising artist who is interested in the relationship between the materiality of painting and its potential to create illusionary space as well as act as a cypher for grief, loss and the notion of the sublime. His practice involves painting, drawing, printmaking photography, collage, digital image and writing I have been a figurative artist since the early 1990’s and my work spans the figure, the still life and the landscape. I have written two books of drawing and painting both published by The Crowood press as well as articles for the Artist magazine. He has exhibited in the ING Discerning Eye, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Lynn Painter-Stainers prize, The Garrick Milne Prize, The Royal Over seas league, East, The National Open and the Whitworth young contemporaries competitions. His work is in both public and private collections in this country as well as in America Australia Finland Hong Kong and Sweden, including Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough Museum. His second book on drawing and painting the Landscape is published on 13.10.17 by The Crowood press. He has written several articles for the Artists magazine and gave a paper on Drawing at the iJade conference His work is represented by The Zimmer Stewart Gallery in arundel, The Harbour Gallery in Cornwall and Jane Newbery in London


East Ham College of Technology,
Art Foundation Course, 1982 to 1983.
Loughborough College of Art and Design, BA Hons Fine Art (Painting), 1983 to 1986.
Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.A. BFA Fine Art,1985.
Brighton Polytechnic, MA Printmaking, 1988 to 1990.
University of Brighton, PGCE post compulsory 2002-03


I am inspired by great painting. I love getting up to London whenever can and trawling through galleries in search of great painting. There is nothing more exciting than finding a fantastic painter and I am lucky enough to work with a couple of very good painters.
I love Alex Kanevsky, Nicholas Uribe, Shaun Ferguson, Tim Benson, Joaquin Sorolla, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Justin Mortimer, Anders Zorn, Anne Gale, Anne Magill, Sickert, Harold Gilman. Uglow, Diarmuid Kelley, Andrew Wyeth and Jean Rustin,
The problem with loving so much is always the same, not to be too seduced by others work, to be inspired, but also to find ones own path.


“Made in Britain” 82 Painters of the 21st Century. The National Museum, Gdansk. Poland Mar

Sussex and Self, Zimmer Stewart Gallery
The ING Discerning Eye
Sunday Times watercolour competition
“Marks make meaning” University of Brighton
The Female Form: New Figurative Works Collection, Saatchiart

ROI Mall Galleries
Shortlisted for the Columbia Threadneedle
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
Philip Tyler and Terry Frost
TALP Patchings
Drawing Room
Paul Melon Centre: The Brian Sewell archive.
New Figurative Paintings Saatchi online

work shortlisted for the NEAC open
Green fading into blue, one man show at Zimmer Stewart Gallery.
Featured on Saatchi Online

Zimmer Stewart Gallery
AAF Battersea, The ING Discerning eye. Mall Galleries. London
Featured in:
Neutral Ground
Naked Promise
Saatchi Online

Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Mall galleries
Lapada Mayfair
AAF Battersea
London Highgate Contemporary Art
Featured in:
9.10. 14 New this week Saatchi Online
9.3 14 New this week Saatchi Online
20/21 RCA
New this week 9-8-2014
New this week 25.2.14
Featured in:
Figuratively Speaking Jan
Featured in:
New this week 06.1.14
Saatchi Online

Featured in:
The Body Electric
Shortlisted for Chichester Open
Shortlisted for Saatchi online showdown Painted Faces”
Work selected by Rebecca Wilson for Hyatt Hotel.
Showcased on Saatchi Online:
Back to nature”
Featured in the Black and white collection
Featured in:
New this week 23.9.13
Originals for 1000 and under sept
New this week 2.9.13
Originals for 1000 and under Aug
New this week 22.7.13
Miniworks ONCA Brighton Apr
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
Highgate Contemporary Art
Northcote Gallery

Miniworks Grey Area Brighton Apr 2011
London Paintings Zimmer Stewart Gallery
Piers Ottey and Phil Tyler” Highgate Contemporary Art
Shortlisted for Chichester Open
Veiled” Northcote Gallery
Battersea Art Fair
Hampstead art Fair

Grey Area Brighton Apr 2011
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
Affordable art fair Hampstead
Highgate Contemporary Art

The 25th London Original Print Fair
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea, Burnham market, Tunbridge wells
Zimmer Stewart Gallery Surreal and Beyond”
Highgate Contemporary Art

The Chichester Open 2009
The Discerning Eye 2009
Brighton Art Fair
Glasgow Art Fair
Affordable art fair
Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
Zimmer Stewart gallery

Affordable art fair
One-person show, Fairfax Gallery, Burnham Market
Shortlisted for the BP Portrait award (not exhibited)
Still life” Highgate Fine Art
Zimmer Stewart gallery

Zimmer Stewart gallery
New Grafton gallery
Highgate Fine Art

C2 Gallery Bucks
Highgate Fine Art Views of London

Affordable ArtFair Bristol
C2 Gallery Bucks
Deepdale Exhibitions
Fairfax Gallery
The Garrick Milne
The Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries

The Affordable ArtFair,
Artwave, Lewes.
Bruton Gallery Leeds,
C2 Gallery
Deepdale Exhibitions
The New Grafton Galleries Sussex Show.
Works on paper” The Royal College of Art
QUODart Brighton

Artists of today and tomorrow” The New Grafton Gallery
The Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries
Six of the Best, The Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

“Artists of Fame and Promise” The New Grafton Gallery.
Affordable Art Fair
Deepdale Exhibitions
The Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries
The Fairfax Gallery

Deepdale Exhibitions
The Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries
The Fairfax Gallery
Thebes Gallery
The Third Affordable Art Fair

Brighton Festival
Deepdale Exhibitions
Fairfax Gallery
Hung Drawn and Quartered, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
Lewes Contemporary Art
A wider view’ Sussex Landscapes. Mayfield Festival

Brighton Festival
Chichester Open
Deepdale Exhibitions
Intimate Interiors’ Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Lewes Contemporary Art
WI London. Art Wave,

Deepdale Exhibitions
Edinburgh College of Art
Fourteenth Annual Royal Over-Seas League,
Sussex Open

Deepdale Exhibitions
Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells

'The Male Nude’
David Holmes Contemporary Art.
Deepdale Exhibitions
Fairfax Gallery
Identity” Towner Art Gallery and Museum
'The Way We Were' The Gardner Arts

Deepdale Exhibitions
Edinburgh College of Art
Eleventh Annual Royal Over-seas league, London

Contemporary Paintings and Prints’ Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre
Art For Mayfair
Cross Section’ Gardner Centre
Deepdale Exhibitions

Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery
Deepdale Exhibitions
Pacesetters 12’ Peterborough
‘Young Artists South East’

‘Contemporary British Prints” Scarborough Art Gallery
Deepdale Exhibitions
‘East' Norfolk Institute of Art and Design
‘Young Artists South East’
‘Young Contemporaries in Paint and Print’

Deepdale Exhibitions
First British International Minature Print Exhibition Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Grafiki’ Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Poland
No Easy Answers’ Smith's Gallery Covent Garden.

Print Exchange,Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Creative Arts, Bratislava, C.S.S.R.
Whitworth Young Contemporaries

Awards and Highlights

Emmanuel Cooper 'Silent Gods', March 1994.
Dominy Hamilton 'Mirror Mirror' Brighton Art Trail, Aug-Sept 1994.
Mentioned in David Lee’s article on I.M.Birtwistle 'Outsider Trading' Art Review, Summer 1994.
Emmanuel Cooper, Review of The Male Nude, June 1995.
Work illustrated in: Arts in Derby 1988, First Light July-Aug 1994, Artists and Illustrators Sept 1994. Galleries June 1995.
Artists and Illustrators 2004, The Worthing Herald Aug 2005, Work used to publicise The Garrick Milne Prize, 2005, Country Life Magazine 18 Aug 2005. P Stanford The Times June 23 2006. Feb 16 Argus, Flybe Business Uncovered March 2013 Painting used on front cover.
Drawing and painting the nude” Philip Tyler published by The Crowood press in Oct 2015
Drawing and painting the landscape” Philip Tyler published by The Crowood press in Oct 2017
Photography as a springboard for painting The Artist Magazine March 2017
An introduction to drawing,
The Artist Magazine April 2017
Measured drawing.
Artist Magazine May 2017
Mastering tone
The Artist Magazine June 2017
Verdaccio collage,, July 2017
Painting the figure. The Artist Magazine Aug 2017
Selfies The Artist Magazine Sept 2017
“Teaching drawing “ presented at the iJade conference, 18 and 19th November 2016. University of Chester
Chichester Observer “Exploring grief through art: Arundel exhibition for Phil Tyler” 1.10.18
Worthing Herald, 8.10.18
Chichester Observer “Ten of the Best” 13.10.18
Littlehampton Gazette Guide, “Ten of the Best Things to Do” 19.10.18

Work has also appeared on BBC Television Programmes including 'The Art Marathon' . Featured in Mrs Birtwistles world of art, broadcast BBC Anglia, Oct 1998. Mentioned on Womans Hour, March 2nd 2001. Appeared on ARD 1 German television in July 2001

Interviewed by Kathleen Soriano and shortlisted as a potential Wildcard winner of the 2017 S3 Ep1 Sky Arts Landscape artist of the year, Scotney Castle.
S4 Ep 7 Quarter Finalist Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year, 2018. My painting appeared on the outside of the Wallace Collection London on every episode of S4.
S4 Ep 7 Quarter Finalist Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year, aired on Ovation TV in the USA Jan 2019
S5 Ep 7 Quarter Finalist Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year, aired 26.3.19 2019

Work in various private and public collections in Britain, America, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia and Finland including, Brian Sewell, I. M. Birtwistle, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Priseman Seabrook Collection.