1985 …2018
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Research interests

With over 30 years of teaching experience, Phil Tyler is interested in developing a PhD research proposal looking at the pedagogy of drawing in HE and its history throughout the 20th and into the 21st century.

His academic research at the university is focussed on teaching drawing as well as developing an understanding of how drawings underpin students visual enquiry and problem solving in a variety of different art and design contexts

Scholarly biography

Phil Tyler is a practising artist who is interested in the relationship between the materiality of painting and it's potential to create illusionary space as well as act as a cypher for grief, loss and the notion of the sublime. His practice involves painting, drawing, printmaking photography, collage, digital image and writing.

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 Over seas league, East, The National Open and the Whitworth young contemporaries competitions. His work is in both public and private collections in this country as well as in America Australia Finland Hong Kong and Sweden, including Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough Museum as well as being collected by Brian Sewell. 

His work is represented by Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Jane Newbury and The Harbour Gallery Porthcatho,

His first book was published by Crowood Press in 2015 where he researched current trends in figure painting. For his second book, published in 2017, he looked at landscape painting and various pictorial languages contemporary artists use to represent it. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Brighton

1 Sep 19881 Jul 1990

Bachelor, Loughborough University

1 Sep 19831 Jul 1986

External positions

Course Leader

1 Jan 1996 → …

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Research Output 1985 2018

Drawing with words

Tyler, P. 1 Apr 2018 3, 1, p. 69-74 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fine arts

ING Discerning Eye 2018

Tyler, P. 12 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Ledge: Celebrating the female form

Tyler, P. 13 Aug 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
Female Form

Marks make meaning

Tyler, P. 9 Mar 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Antony Gormley

Sky Portrait Artist of the year

Tyler, P. 27 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Portrait Artist