Born July 24, 1964 in Labrador City, Newfoundland, Tyler spent much of his youth camping, fishing, and exploring the outdoors with his family in the Churchill Falls area of Labrador.
In 1974 Tyler moved to London, Ontario where he completed his schooling. At the age of 18, Tyler began his art studies, turning his love of nature and wildlife into many wonderful drawings and paintings. In 1991, a yearning for travel and to see new types of wildlife brought Tyler to Alberta.
A self-taught artist, Tyler has worked in various mediums, his favorite being acrylics. He enjoys painting on both masonite board and canvas. Several of Tyler’s limited editions have been donated to Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to support fish and wildlife conservation.
Proceeds from Tyler’s “Take Flight” limited edition were donated to support the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). Several conservation groups have arranged for Tyler to create a “conservation edition” for use at their fund raising banquets. Tyler’s limited edition piece entitled “Edge of Dawn” was donated to the Constable Bruce Denniston Foundation who donates 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these limited editions to the Canadian Bone Marrow Transplant Program.
To date, 30 of Tyler’s original paintings have been published as limited editions. Many are sold-out and have appreciated significantly. Tyler has been selected as the 2001 Ducks Unlimited Alberta Artist of the Year.
Tyler’s original paintings have appreciated in value and are highly sought. Many of Tyler’s paintings reside in the boardrooms of corporations and in the homes of serious art collectors.