Artist Profile
Ortrud Tyler
Coastal North Carolina


Website: tylerartstudio.com
A Link to the Art of Ortrud Tyler
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Paint -- happily paint.

-- Anonymous


I paint primarily in watermedia and mixed media on paper or canvas. Creating a rich textured surface in strong colors is of primary concern to me. My subject matter is drawn from different sources -- i.e., the "Rock Pattern" and "Shaman" series. Using good design principles, I try to make a statement in my work that interests the viewer, inviting him or her to respond with their own feelings and emotions.

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The work of Ortrud Tyler, an abstract/expressionist painter as well as a talented potter, is held in corporate and private collections in the US, Europe and Thailand. Her art has been published in Nita Leland’s Exploring Color (rev.ed.) and "Profiles" in Southwest Art Magazine. Her work has also been used in the television series Matlock and the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Ortrud has been a guest artist/lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and conducted workshops in the region. A native of Germany, she resides with her husband in North Carolina. She is an artist member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the Georgia Watercolor Society and the Associated Artists of Southport.

Gallery Affiliations

New Elements, Wilmington NC
Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
Budding Artists Ltd., Atlantic Beach NC
Franklin Square Gallery, Southport NC

View the artistís work and a complete listing of her accomplishments at

Tyler Art Studio
Contemporary Art

and at
Coastal NC Watercolors


Recent Exhibits and Awards

  • 2000 Carolina Artist Exhibition, Washington NC
  • 2000 10th Annual Western Colorado WCS
    Grand Junction CO
  • 2000 North Carolina WCS Juried Exhibition, Manteo NC
  • 2000 20th Annual Goldsboro Show, Goldsboro NC
  • 2000 The Women's Center 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Durham NC
  • 2000 20th Annual National Exhibition, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport NC
  • 1999 North Carolina Women in Abstracts, Goldsboro NC
  • 1999 35th Annual Fine Art Show, Washington NC
    First Place
  • 1999 NC Watercolor Society, Cary NC
    Fourth Place
  • 1999 19th Juried Show, New Orleans LA
  • 1998 NC Watercolor Society Fall Show, Wilson, NC
    Golden Colors Bronze Award
  • 1998 Audubon Artists 56th Annual Exhibition
    New York NY
  • 1998 Georgia Watercolor Traveling Show
    Daniel Smith Award
  • 1998 19th Goldsboro Show, Goldsboro NC
    Honorable Mention
  • 1997 NC Watercolor Society, Edenton NC
  • 1996 NC Watercolor Society, Wilmington NC
  • 1996 17th Annual Open Show, New Orleans LA
  • 1995 July 4th National Exhibition, Southport NC
  • Art Renaissance, Myrtle Beach SC
    First Place
  • 1994 NC Azalea Festival, Wilmington NC
    Merit Award
  • Burroughs-Welcome Co., Durham NC
    Purchase Award -- three years



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