I’ve been stumbling again. This week I came across the illustrations of artist and fellow Canadian Sara Tyson. Tyson studied at the Ontario College of Art and has had a successful career for over twenty years, creating images for major publications such as Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, The Globe & Mail, and Reader’s Digest.
Tyson is inspired by early Christian and byzantine art as well as 20th century painting. Also a graphic designer, Tyson’s images tend to be highly organized with space, shape, contrast and colour all playing important parts in the composition of her drawings.
Tyson has won numerous awards for her illustrations from Applied Arts Magazine, Canadian Business Press, and the Society of Illustrators (NYC and LA) to name a few.
As an artist and graphic designer, it’s great to discover successful women artists. It’s encouraging and inspiring. However, scanning through my list of previous posts, I realize that most of my artist profiles are of men. I wondered if my art preferences simply led me to male dominated genres (abstraction, surrealism) or if there was something deeper going on. Discovering Sara Tyson’s work will definitely remind me to think more about my post choices and make a conscious effort to feature more women artists, past and present.
To find out more about Sara Tylson, visit SaraTyson.com.