Phil Tyler

Phil Tyler

Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

About Phil Tyler

Born: London 1964
Since the early 90's my central preoccupation has been with the figure. My early male nude paintings and self portraits were a cipher for loss. Groups of people in urban environments looked at collective behaviour, the hive mentally of daily routine.
I am interested in both the illusory aspect of painting but also the physicality of the medium. Before my return to figuration I was working in an abstract vein and aspects of formal painting, whether gestural or minimal are still evident in my visual language.


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.


Philip Tyler wrote Drawing and painting the nude” Drawing and painting the landscape” published by The Crowood press in 2015 and 2017
Articles written for The Artist Magazine March April, May, June, July Aug and Sept 2017

'The Art Marathon' . BBC Anglia, Oct 1998.
Mentioned on Womans Hour, March 2nd 2001.
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.
S5 Ep 7 Quarter Finalist Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year, 2019. Aired Sky Arts Feb 19. UK. Ovation TV USA Mar 19, Channel 4 Aug 19.
Selected by Tai Shan Schierenberg as one of his top three Portrait artists of the year from all six seasons. Portrait artist of the week 26.4.20 WWW.facebook/com/skyTV
Selected by Kate Bryan as one of her top Portrait artists of the year from all six seasons. Portrait artist of the week 31.5.20 WWW.facebook/com/skyTV


Work Longlisted for the Jacksons Painting Prize
Work shortlisted for Sequested Prize
Work Longlisted for the Jacksons Painting Prize
NEAC open
Ensembles and Configurations Zimmer Stewart gallery

ROI Mall Galleries
Ruth Borchard Self portrait prize, Kings Place London. May
“Made in Britain” 82 Painters of the 21st Century. The National Museum, Gdansk. Poland Mar
Work shortlisted for the Jacksons open painting prize
Featured in: Inspired by Degas Collection Saatchi Online

“Marks make meaning” University of Brighton
The Female Form: New Figurative Works Collection, Saatchiart
ING Discerning Eye
Sunday Times Watercolour competition.

Arundel Festival, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, showing with Sir Terry Frost.
Patchings Art Festival. Highly commended. Shortlisted for the Royal institute of oil painters.
"Green Sussex fading into blue"
Zimmer Stewart gallery one man show
Shortlisted for the NEAC
Harbour Gallery Porthcatho

AAF Battersea, Brighton, Windsor
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
Galleries. London
The Cloud Gallery,
Featured in:
Neutral Ground
Naked Promise
Saatchi Online

ROI Mall Galleries
AAF Battersea
Still Life: Highgate Contemporary Art
New this week 9.1.14
London Highgate Contemporary Art
Featured in:
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

2012 “Veiled”Northcote Gallery Battersea, AAF Hampstead, AAF Battersea, Piers Ottey and Phil Tyler Highgate Contempory Art. London Paintings Zimmer Stewart Gallery. Short listed for the Chichester open.
2011 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 fairShortlisted 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, ArtLondon, QUODart Brighton
2003Artists of today and tomorrow The New Grafton GalleryThe Discerning Eye Mall Galleries Six of the Best, The Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
2002Artists of Fame and Promise The New Grafton Gallery. Affordable Art FairThe Discerning Eye Mall Galleries
2001The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries
1999 Brighton Festival Chichester Open
1998.Fourteenth Annual Royal Over-Seas League, Sussex Open 1995Identity Towner Art Gallery and Museum'The Way We Were' The Gardner Arts
1994Edinburgh College of ArtEleventh Annual Royal Over-seas league, London
1993Contemporary Paintings and Prints Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre
1992 Pacesetters 12 Peterborough Young Artists South East
1991. East' Norfolk Institute of Art and Design Young Artists South East Young Contemporaries in Paint and Print
1985Whitworth Young Contemporaries ,