James Tytler was born in 1948 in Aberdeen.
From an early age James developed a keen interest in painting which
encouraged him to study at Greys School of Art in Aberdeen.
After graduating James taught art and design to secondary school students
around the country. In 1978 James left teaching to pursue his ambition to
become a full time artist.. Having experimented with several techniques
James soon specialised in the soft medium of pastels, paying great attention
to colour and light.
James has been influenced by the subjects and styles of great Victorian
painters, with his home city having a particularly fine selection of
Pre-Raphaelite and Glasgow School paintings. James Tytler's images in
pastel draw us into the nostalgia of childhood fun and games and lazy
summer afternoons. And these gentle countryside studies with their warm
pastel hues perfectly complement an already outstanding collection.
More recently James has again started painting images of the South ofFrance
and Provence in oils and acrylic. In contrast to his pastels his latest pieces are
full of strong vibrant colours and in addition, his new abstract work on canvas
and panel is becoming very collectable.
Having exhibited in numerous galleries throughout Europe and more recently
in America - James Tytler has an enviable and well deserved reputation and a
strong following among collectors.