Powerful pastel paintings by award-winning artist Jim Tyler

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:

  • Paso Robles Art in the Park , April 13/14, with over 140 artists.
  • "Morning in the Tropics" at the Pastel Society of the West Coast's Online Juried Show
  • "Soaring" and "Black Crowned Night Heron" at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
  • "Two World's Meet" at the Morro Bay Natural History Museum
  • "Grandma's Bottles" at the Creative Couples show at Studios on the Park

Ready to discover pastels or improve your skills? Jim gives private and semi-private art lessons, tailored to your skill level. Upcoming lessons:

  • Painting Marigold Fields. April 10th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Trilogy in Nipomo.
  • Painting Big Sur. June 8th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at The Wildling Museum in Solvang.
  • Pastels 101 - Painting Big Sur. June 1st, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. We'll complete a painting while learning all about pastels. One day workshop, supplies available, $95. If you have pastel experience then we'll add an extra facet to your painting, like a focus on under-paintings.
  • Pastel Art Bar! (TBD), 6:30 - 9:30 pm. We'll complete a pastel painting in a fun and relaxing atmosphere, while enjoying top notch margaritas, wine and light munchies. Cost $60.
  • Sunday afternoon drop-in class. Work on your own painting or learn new techniques with one-on-one help from Jim. Plenty of reference photos available if you don't have your own. Cost $50 per 3 hour class. Class size limited to 4.

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.