Tyler Swain. I was scrolling through Instagram, looking for new artists when I saw this painting! The colors, and the juxtaposition of the abstract background and realistic magnolia is so interesting to me. Interesting and beautiful! I swear that magnolia blossom is so real I can smell it’s fragrance from where I sit!
See more of Tyler’s work via these links:
Read a bit about Tyler, from his website:
Leonardo DaVinci once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. I have found great inspiration and purpose from observing the simple things in my daily surroundings – particularly those found in nature. My aim as an artist is to pay homage to these creations and to allow the viewer to connect in a new and deeper way to the subject.
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”. Tyler is a current member of the International Guild of Realism and has exhibited his work in the western United States and Japan. He currently lives and works in northern Utah.
Catch you back here tomorrow!