Plein Air Moab Competition Judges

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Bryan Taylor

A painter, lecturer, inventor and world traveler Bryan Mark Taylor is a true renaissance man.  As a painter, Bryan has won numerous top awards at the nation’s most prestigious plein air invitationals and his work has been shown in museums across the country.  He has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, Southwest Art, American Art Collector and American Artist Workshop magazines.

Bryan has had many successful one man shows and has been featured in numerous group shows including the Coors Western Art and recently won a gold medal at the California Art Club’s Gold Medal show. Bryan is represented by galleries in California, Colorado and Utah and his work is found in private, corporate and museum collections around the world.

Bryan is a sought after teacher and lecturer has taught courses around the country including the Academy of Art University, Pixar and the Scottsdale Artists School. Bryan was a featured speaker at the 2012-2016 Plein Air Conventions and produced a bestselling instructional DVD titled “The Master’s Mind.” 

As an inventor, Bryan has developed a premier outdoor painting system called the STRADA Easel which is used by plein air artists worldwide.

Bryan has traveled around the globe carefully observing and capturing nature’s everyday miracles. Bryan was born in Portland, Oregon. He received his BA from Brigham Young University in 2001 and his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2005. He currently lives with his wife and four children in Alpine, Utah.


Clive Tyler

Clive R. Tyler, studied Fine Art and Design and graduated with a BFA. Painting with integrity and seeking the truth in subject matter, his classical oil compositional painting style is unique for soft pastel. With strong composition and attention to light, values and color theory, paintings make an emotional connection. "I wish to share the outdoor experience that I have had with nature and my interpretation as an artist with a representational impressionist point of view. I am painting the experience, not a reproduction of the view."

Master Member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.
Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.
2016 Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, NM
2015 Best Quick Draw Award, Buffalo Bill Museum Art Auction, Cody Wy
2015 Best of Pastel Award, American Impressionist Society
2015 Brinton Museum, Invitational Miniature show. Sheridan. Wy
2015 Invitational Heart of the West, Masters art show. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Id
2014 Booth Museum Cartersville Ga. Acquisition and Teaching
2014 Coors Foundation purchase Aspen 3 series. Corporate Collection Denver, Co
2013 American Impressionist National Show, Award of Excellence.
2013 Artist Choice Award Easton Maryland Waterfowl Art show.
2017-2008 Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wy  Invitational Art Auction
2012 Grand Prize Winner “Paint America Top100” Purchase Award, Coutts Museum
2012 Best of Show, South Eastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston SC 2011. 
2012 People’s Choice Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show, Quick-Draw & Sale, Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wy
2011 Best of Show & First Place, Windows of the Divine, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, Co

Publications Articles
Plein Air Magazine, Western art and Architecture, Pastel Journal and Southwest Art

Clive R. Tyler resides in Taos NM and still visits his property in Westcliffe Co