Born in 1973, Essex Tyler has lived and worked in Newlyn and Mousehole all his life. Starting as a deep sea fisherman in Newlyn he would spend several days away working in the Irish sea and the Bay of Biscay, tuna fishing before returning to pursue his real passion - art. Following a stint at Falmouth College, he set up a Pottery in Newlyn and has never looked back. He now owns and runs the Tyler Gallery in Mousehole.
The Cornish countryside and its surrounding sea have subconsciously influenced Essex Tyler and the powerful simplicity of his work is enhanced by a restrained palette and an instinctive eye for composition.
An accomplished artist and potter, Essex produces work that is powerful and contained. Some of his abstracts are almost three dimensional in their effect with Essex using natural pigments mixed with acrylic to produce his paintings. Although influenced by the Post War artist's from St.Ives, especially Terry Frost and Breon O'Casey, Essex has developed a instantly recognisable style of his own.