Phil Tyler was born in London and studied painting at Loughborough College of Art and design, Virginia Commonwealth  University and did his Master At Brighton. He is a painter who explores emotion through the motifs of figure, landscape and still life.  He has a track record of exhibiting work both nationally and internationally since the mid 1980s and his work has exhibited in the ING Discerning Eye, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Lynn Painter-Stainers prize, The Garrick Milne Prize, The Royal Overseas league, East, The National Open and the Whitworth young contemporary’s competitions. His work is currently in the Shortlist for the Sequested Prize and in the Longlist for the Jackasons Art Prize.


His work is in both public and private collections in this country as well as in America Australia, Finland ,Hong Kong,  Netherlands and Sweden, including Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough Museum as well as being collected by Brian Sewell and Kathleen Soriano. 


His work is represented by:

  • The Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel

  • The Harbour Gallery, Porthcatho

  • The Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market.


His first book “Drawing and Painting the nude” was published by The Crowood Press in 2015 and his second book “Drawing and Painting the landscape” was published in 2017. He has also written a number of articles for The Artist Magazine.


He runs the BA Printmaking Degree at the University of Brighton


Phil Tyler has also appeared on BBC Television Programmes including:

  • 'The Art Marathon', BBC Anglia, Oct 1998. 

  • Featured in Mrs Birtwistles World of Art, broadcast BBC Anglia, Oct 1998. 

  • Appeared on ARD 1 German television in July 2001

  • He was 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.

  • He was a Quarter Finalist Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year, 2018 S4 Ep 7 and 2019 S5 Ep 7.

Phil was selected by Tai Shan Schierenberg as one of his top three Portrait artists of the year from all six seasons of the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, and by Kate Bryan as one of her top Portrait artists of the year from all six seasons.