What We Do

The Tyler Art Gallery specializes in Art by modern and contemporary artists and is now celebrating its twenty first year. It is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Cornwall. The gallery features a wide range of up-and-coming and established Cornish artists. Please view some of the galleries below to get a feel of the work we exhibit and have in stock.

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Essex Tyler

Born in 1973 in Newlyn, Essex spent several years as a fisherman before taking a course at Falmouth Marine School, funding his studies by making and selling his own Raku pottery.

Essex's identity as a surfer, sailor and fisherman greatly influences his art, which conveys scenes from the ever-changing atmosphere and mood of rugged West Cornwall.  'Essex Tyler : Riding the Wave', a 2016 publication by surfer Sam Bleakley, is a celebration of Tyler's surfing skill and artistic talent.

Of the four elements – water, fire, air and earth - unsurprisingly, water is the vital force in Essex Tyler’s work. 

Praed: Father and Son

Just landed in Mousehole. A fantastic haul by Father and Son Michael and Nick Praed. 

Artist Michael Praed was born in Cornwall in 1941 and studied art locally, at the Penzance and Falmouth Schools of Art. Michael's paintings of the Cornish coastline, ports and fishing boats have a distinctive personal style and are instantly recognisable. Bright hulls of boats contrast with the natural sea blues and rust-coloured rocks that characterise many of the paintings.

Michael's son Nick Praed was born in the fishing town of Newlyn in 1974. Growing up around the harbour he subsequently went to sea at the age of 18, and his work at that time deeply reflected his many experiences at sea working on the boats and his love for that environment.

The sea is still very much the feature in Nick's work, and his paintings often highlight the beautiful curvilinear shapes of fishing boats & their hulls contrasted with the sharper lines of Cornish harbour walls. Although Nick isn't in the fishing industry anymore, he still works at sea skippering a survey vessel. Many of his paintings were actually painted on board while out at sea. 

Jill Eisele at the Tyler Gallery

Cornish artist Jill Eisele identifies her approach to painting: “I like to paint like a bird sings!”. 

This freedom and movement is apparent in all her artwork as she expertly captures moments by using light and colour to create atmosphere and expression. 

Colour is clearly enormously important in Jill Eisele’s pieces and she primarily paints in oils, whilst experimenting with the medium: "I am always trying to use it in different ways…thin, thick, with collage or with sand and raw pigment.”

Here at the Tyler Gallery in Mousehole, we are lucky enough to sell an array of Eisele’s wonderful work, including her latest paintings which showcase expressions of wild and beautiful Cornwall. 

Click this link to view our latest Jill Eisele collection.

Newlyn School

The Newlyn School was an art colony based in and near Newlyn - a fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall - from the 1880s until the early twentieth century.  It was where artists gathered to paint plein air.

Some of the first British artists to settle in the area had already travelled in Brittany but were attracted by Newlyn’s wonderful light, cheap living and the availability of inexpensive models.  The artists painted the fishermens’ life at sea and the everyday life in the harbour and nearby villages.  Walter Langley is recognised as the pioneer of the Newlyn Art colony and Stanhope Forbes as its father.  Forbes and his wife founded the Forbes School of Painting in 1899 which promoted the study of figure painting.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Lamorna, a fishing village along the coast from Newlyn became popular with artists of the Newlyn School and is particularly associated with the artist S J ‘Lamorna’ Birch who lived there from 1908. 

The present day Newlyn Art School was formed in 2011, with Arts funding, and provides art courses taught by many of the best known artists working in Cornwall today.

Own Art

Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan. With around 300 galleries and thousands of original works of art to choose from, why not buy something you love today from as little as £10 per month? Click here for more info.

Private Sales

Since Establishing in 1999, the Tyler Gallery has undertaken private sales on behalf of clients wishing to sell their works of art privately.

This service is offered for individuals, companies or estates who wish to sell works of art that they no longer require. With a network of collectors and dealers worldwide, the Tyler Gallery is able to achieve a quick sale and unlike trying to sell your work in an art auction payment is made within a few days rather than a few months.

For further details please contact  info@thetylergallery.co.uk or 01736 731109

We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Buy

Should you see any art or paintings that interest you on this site, please don't hesitate to contact us at the gallery. We will deliver all works directly to your door no matter where you are in the world.

Simply contact us via e-mail contact form or telephone +44(0)1736 731109 and we will arrange your delivery. You may choose to pay via credit card, cheque, bank transfer or by using the Pay Pal button.

Please make cheques payable to Tyler Gallery and send them to: 

12 Brook Street, Mousehole, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6RW


The Tyler Art Gallery membership is free and gives you exclusive access to works of art before they go on display to the general public also you will get the opportunity to be invited to private views with Cornish Wine and Cornish fine foods. 

Please click here to become a member