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Powerful pastel paintings by award-winning artist Jim Tyler

Jim has been juried in as a member of the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment. SLOPE is a group of professional artists who create artworks depicting the beauty and uniqueness of California's Central Coast. Working with local and national organizations, we use our art to draw public attention to this area and generate funds for preserving local lands for open space, wildlife, and ecologically respectful recreation, ranching and farming.

Jim is now represented by Gallery Los Olivos. Visit the gallery and see Jim's artwork, along with 45 other artists..

Check out Jim's paintings at these shows:

  • "Into the Light" and "Morning in the Tropics" at the Cambria Allied Art Association in January.
  • Lots of paintings at the Buttercup Cafe in Morro Bay during the month of January.

Ready to discover pastels or improve your skills? Jim gives private and semi-private art lessons, tailored to your skill level. New classes are always forming, so email Jim to stay up to date.

Would you like to see a slideshow of how a pastel painting is created? Click here to see how I painted a scene from Big Sur.

Jim's painting "Tulum Seascape" was featured in the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal Magazine, where it received an Honorable Mention in the Pastel 100 competition! This national magazine features winning artwork from entries from 22 countries. This painting was recently at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA, where it won the $500 Dakota Art Pastels Award as part of the national show sponsored by Pastel Society of the West Coast.