Lana J. Tyler

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I am a self taught artist. But in the last couple of years, I have taken workshops and classes to improve my techniques and paintings. I have been doing commissions of horses and pets since starting my art career. Animals, especially horses, are still my favorite subjects, but I have been branching out and doing landscapes from the beautiful areas I have worked at or visited. I have adapted the techniques of the Old Masters to my animal portraits giving them a dramatic look and feel while capturing them in realistic detail. I am known for being able to capture the moment in my paintings, whether it is the joy of dogs playing together or the tenderness of an adult wolf with a pup.

I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world and hope through my work to spread my belief that animals and nature deserve to be protected, revered and treated with respect.

You may contact the artist directly at .


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I was born in 1958 in Northwest Indiana where I grew up. Art came naturally to me as well as a love for animals and the outdoors. I was drawing horses, still my favorite subjects, and other animals before starting grade school. My love of animals and the outdoors took me to Purdue University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife Management. After college my career took me all over the country with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service. Even though art took a backseat during this time, I compiled a large photo library on which to base future paintings. This background also gave me the knowledge to know what habitat suits the wildlife I am portraying. I recently retired from the Forest Service to follow my dream of being an artist.

I am a self taught artist. But in the last couple of years, I have taken workshops and classes to improve my techniques and paintings. I have been doing commissions of horses and pets since starting my art career. Animals, especially horses, are still my favorite subjects, but I have been branching out and doing landscapes from the beautiful areas I have worked at or visited. I have adapted the techniques of the Old Masters to my animal portraits giving them a dramatic look and feel while capturing them in realistic detail. I am known for being able to capture the moment in my paintings, whether it is the joy of dogs playing together or the tenderness of an adult wolf with a pup.

I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world and hope through my work to spread my belief that animals and nature deserve to be protected, revered and treated with respect.

You may contact the artist directly at .


exhibitions

  • 2010, Thompson Valley Artists League Regional Juried Show; “In the Spotlight I”
  • 2011, Paint the Parks International Show; “Half Dome Reflections” Top 50 Mini
  • 2011, Richeson 75 Online Animal, Bird and Wildlife show; Meritorious Entry for “Visions of Spring” and “In the Spotlight II”
  • 2011, Artist’s Association of Northern Colorado Small Works Show; Judges Choice Award for “Pronghorn Buck”
  • 2012, This is Colorado, Juried show for Colorado Artists; “Visions of Spring”
  • 2012, Artist’s Association of Northern Colorado National Show; “Visions of Spring”
  • 2012, National Juried Show, The Great Frame Up, Longmont, Colorado; “Visions of Spring” and “Rocky Mountain Stream”
  • Featured in American Art Collector article “Collecting Wildlife Art”, April 2012
  • Featured in American Art Collector “The Art of the Horse”, May 2012
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