Phil Tyler studied initially at the East Ham College of Technology (Foundation in Art 1982-83) then Loughborough College of Art & Design for his BA Hons Fine Art (painting) degree graduating in 1986. During these years he spent some time at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA on their BFA Fine At Course. Phil Tyler completed his studies with an MA in Printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic (1988 to 1990).
Since the early 90's Phil Tyler's central preoccupation has been with the figure or with groups of people in urban environments looked at collective behaviour, the hive mentally of daily routine. He is interested in both the illusory aspect of painting but also the physicality of the medium.
Phil Tyler is an accomplshed, expressive painter and printmaker.
In 2018, one of his self portraits was selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. The exhibition which began in London subsequently toured the rest of the UK.
In 2017, he appeared on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and his work was featured in their London exhibition.
His first book "Drawing and Painting the Nude" was published in 2015 and his second, "Drawing and Painting the Landscape" in 2017.
Phil Tyler has exhibited widely throughout the UK and his works are regularly selected to be featured on Saatchi online.