Tyler Swain is a contemporary realist oil painter, who uses grapes, apples, pears and other objects to create the still-life works of art.
Inspirations include nature, everyday surroundings, Dutch Still-Life masters, abstraction, texture.
Notable Exhibitions: Juried shows in Springville Museum of Art, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Sears art Museum, and The Leonardo.
Memberships/Societies: International Guild of Realism (past member)
Education: Utah State University – BFA, drawing and painting, Snow College – AS
Biography: From a very young age, Tyler has been interested in creating things. At the age of eight, his parents enrolled him in private art lessons where he learned the fundamentals of drawing and design. Years later he pursued art at the college level, first at Snow College where he received an Associate’s degree, and finished at Utah State University earning a BFA in drawing and painting. Tyler has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the George and Marie Eccles Caine Endowment, and the Outstanding Senior Award. in 2015 Tyler was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of “21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch”, and again in 2018 as one of “10 Painters to Buy Now.” Tyler has been a member of the International Guild of Realism and has exhibited his work across the United States and Japan.