Tyler’s work to be featured in Library show
Olney Community Library and Arts Center will display the artwork of local artist Jan Tyler from September through December.
The library and its board of directors will host a reception on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the library's meeting room, to showcase this talented artist’s work. The public from Olney and the surrounding area is invited to attend.
Tyler was born in Wellington, finished high school, then married Bill Tyler. Bill and his dad, Hurshel, built Olney Cable TV in 1971.
“We enjoyed the town of Olney and the great people and moved here in the fall of that year. We have two sons, Brandon and his wife D'Aria and daughters Ainsley and Larkin, also, Josh and his wife Roxy and daughters Nilafer and Phoenix,” Tyler said. “We owned and operated TGN Cable for many years and recently sold our business and retired.
She began painting folk art in acrylic about 1972 and studied oil and watercolors with Clair Daily.
“At an art show in Graham I saw a display of paintings from Kaye Franklin's pastel class,” Tyler said. “The colors were amazing and so different from what I had been doing. I found a set of used pastels at Johnny Vaughn's antique store and joined Kaye's class. I learned many new things about how to paint from photographs and real life, color mixing, composition, progression of light across the canvas, and how to make beautiful shadows.”
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