21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Tyler Murphy

Tyler Murphy, Late Afternoon Hike, oil, 16 x 20.

Tyler Murphy, Late Afternoon Hike, oil, 16 x 20.


Art Education: I studied art for two years in Montana, but I would say my education should mostly be credited to Loren Entz. I’ve also learned much from other artists, such as Taylor Lynde, Josh Elliott, Daniel Keys, Lance Johnson, and the late Joyce Lee.

Style: I strive to be honest to the scene in front of me. I’m trying to be more and more creative with brushwork, hopefully saying more with fewer strokes.

Creative Spark: When I set aside days to go out painting or to take photographs, I am constantly checking my emotional response to what is happening visually before me. When my heart jumps a little, that’s when I know there’s something special happening.

Tyler Murphy, Glimpse of Splendor, oil, 11 x 14.

Tyler Murphy, Glimpse of Splendor, oil, 11 x 14.

Second-Choice Career: Filmmaking.

Other Passions: Game night with friends. We call it Family Home Evening even though we’re not family.

Best Advice Received: Loren Entz once said: “You should go paint outside more.”

Quirkiest Trait: Well, according to Daniel Keys, I have an accent. I know I talk with my hands a lot and often get sidetracked midsentence and end up taking 10 minutes to tell a story that should have taken one.

Mantra or Motto You Live By: Serve others.

Favorite Work by Another Artist: I really love the art of Ned Jacob and Len Chmiel.

Price Range: $200 to $4,000.

Representation: Montana Gallery and Studio, Red Lodge, MT; tylermurphyfineart.com.

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