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Philip Tyler

Philip won the Young Artists South East prize in 1991.
Philip’s work has hung in exhibitions across the globe, including important shows such as the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Polymath Philip Tyler works with a range of media, including acrylics, oil paints and drawing.

Born in London in 1964, Philip Tyler is a UK-based artist who works with a variety of different media, including acrylic paints, oil paints and drawing. His work is mostly figurative, taking nudes as one of his central subjects, yet imbuing each piece with his unique style and a deep sense of emotion. These are pieces that explore complex topics such as grief, loss and the sublime, using thick blocks of colour to capture the contours of his subjects’ bodies.

Philip Tyler’s Career

Philip began his artistic training at the University of Loughborough before moving on to Brighton for his MA in Printmaking. Since the mid 1980s, he has been developing his characteristic style of nude painting while working with other media such as photography. This cross-disciplinary approach informs all of his work, as he often uses his photographs as source material for painting rather than live models. Philip has achieved success throughout his career, exhibiting widely and earning the Young Artists South East prize in 1991.

Exhibitions and Collections

You’ll find Philip’s paintings and drawings in public and private collections across the globe, in locations ranging from Australia to Finland to the United States. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, featuring in shows such as the ING Discerning Eye, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Garrick Milne Prize.

We spent some time getting to know Philip and his practice, so take a look at Philip Tyler’s Take on the Nude if you’re interested in finding out more.

Selected Works

By the lake 3

Paintings - 40x40 cm

Finding my way

Paintings - 42x59 cm

New Directions

Paintings - 42x51 cm

After Gwen John

Paintings - 35x28 cm

Flame Tree 10

Paintings - 100x120 cm

Flame tree 5

Paintings - 28x35 cm

Flame tree 7

Paintings - 28x35 cm

Memory Landscape 30

Paintings - 9x14 cm

Memory Landscape 32

Paintings - 10x10 cm


Paintings - 50x60 cm


Paintings - 20x20 cm


Paintings - 20x20 cm


Paintings - 20x20 cm

Immie 1

Paintings - 30x30 cm

Immie 2

Paintings - 30x30 cm

Immie 3

Paintings - 30x30 cm

Immie 4

Paintings - 30x30 cm

Immie 6

Paintings - 20x20 cm

Immie 7

Paintings - 20x20 cm

Elle Dancing

Paintings - 20x20 cm

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