Gillian Tyler studied painting under James Edmund Fitzgerald and studied watercolor and oil painting under Don Stone. She pursued continuing art education at the Brooklyn Museum School and received a Fulbright scholarship to the Kunstshule in Hamburg, Germany. Gillian is currently exhibiting at the Polanaise Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont, The Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Copley Society in Boston, Massachusetts, The Lupine Gallery in Monhegan Island, and Long River Studio in Lyme, New Hampshire.
Looking at Gillian Tyler’s paintings is like having a pleasant conversation with her. This completely unpretentious and down to earth artist shares her wisdom through her images without preaching or forcing a message. Her paintings are filled with peace and contentment just like the artist herself. Art education and creativity have been a part of her life since childhood. While attending Smith College, she met internationally known artist and educator Leonard Baskin. Baskin, who was also known for perfectionism and very harsh but constructive opinions, encouraged young Gillian to pursue her career as an artist. With a little more confidence and experience she continued her study at Brooklyn Museum School and Kunst Academie in Hamburg, Germany. After returning to the United States she settled in the small town of Thetford, Vermont.