What I paint depends on my heart and mood. I paint in bold colors however the intensity varies from season to season. I do a lot of acrylics and water colors and absolutely love painting “Plein-air”, which is outside in my yard, near my picturesque flowers, birds, and vegetable garden. It’s extremely inspiring, stimulating and uplifting. Wherever I travel, I do photography, and paint. When I paint I wholeheartedly put my entire soul and being into my work. My art is me, and explains me. It may also speak to others. I hope it will. My family are in some of my paintings. My hope is for each and every person to realize they can make a positive difference. Most of us believe we can’t make an impact because we are just one person but any one of us can change the world for the better.
At a young age, I discovered that photography feeds that part of my soul. Capturing beauty in unique, undiscovered ways allows my imagination the freedom to lead me on a journey, creating my special mark. Blending artistic filters, tools, and textures transforms the image into a painting and I find the process will mesmerize me for hours. Next step is to print the art piece onto either a wood canvas or watercolor paper. I then complete the piece with several beautiful layers of encaustic wax and embellish the art piece with oil pastels and alcohol inks.
I do mixed media on canvas. Artwork description: I lay down up to 7 layers of acrylic paint. Dragging, smearing and scrapping are all part of the process. The process becomes mostly unconscious and as the process flies along I hold on and sometimes I lead. The end result is a vibrant, colorful painting.
Born in Poland. My love affair with arts started in pre-school. I started painting at age six. I was studying music, art simultaneously until the age of fourteen. Graduated of Nursing College with honors and my name got included in a “Gold Book”. Jan.1982 I came to live in the United States. Sept. 1984 I went to work as RN. I have always wanted to be an artist, but life became challenging at this point because of this new job, and a two-month-old daughter. I faced these life challenges, and create a strength that allowed me to take on any other difficult situations to follow. Also at that time, I became more interested in learning about acrylic paint. So in order to understand acrylics, I attend Yuba College art painting classes. I had workshops with Jim Bertram, Ann Baldwin, and Judith Hale – student Helen Frankenthaler. Today I am an artist, an artist who is continuously discovering, creating and enjoying art. My artwork is included in the books, magazines, and newspapers. My accolades include signature membership in National Collage Society, Inc. with headquarters in Huston, Ohio. To obtain signature status one must be accepted into three years of juried competitions. I had 131 juried competitions and over 67 awards. My artwork is included in many private and important collections. My artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the US.
Tyler grew up in Lincoln, California. Began drawing at a young age. Studied art history, ceramics, drawing, and photography at Sierra College, UC Davis and then onto Alfred University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Ceramic Art in 2011. After graduating, Tyler moved from Alfred, New York to Carbondale, Colorado where he was a guest artist in residence at the Carbondale Clay Center for one year. In 2012, he moved to Oakland, California and began a job washing and detailing sailboats and yachts in the San Francisco Bay Area for two years until a knee surgery had him relocate back to Placer County, where he currently resides, in Roseville, Ca, creating art, drawing, painting and photographing mixed media works. Tyler keeps a blog of all his work in progress at: www.tylermcginnart.blogspot.com.