Plein Air Moab Competition Judges

Standing Still

Joseph Alleman

For artist Joseph Alleman, an important motive to paint lies in understanding his surroundings. "I'm visually compelled by various forms of shape, value, pattern, etc. Through the process of painting, I gain new and deeper insight into my subject and its surroundings as these elements combine and communicate."

Working in watercolor and oil, Joseph Alleman's paintings have become recognized and collected for their visionary portrayals of the Contemporary American West.  As a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies, his work is exhibited regularly through gallery, juried, and invitational shows, and has been featured in numerous books and magazines both nationally and internationally.

 Residing in Northern Utah, Joseph finds a great deal of inspiration in the regions land, towns, and people which make it unique. "There is a beauty within the everyday and ordinary that only painting can reveal. I'm drawn to these subjects in hopes of making and sharing such discoveries."


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