Ortrud K. Tyler

Artist Statement and Biography

Artist Statement

I paint primarily in Watermedia/Mixed Media on paper or canvas. Creating a rich textured surface in strong colors is of primary concern to me. My subject matter is drawn from different sources -- i.e., the "Rock Pattern" and "Shaman" series. Using good design principles, I try to make a statement in my work that interests the viewer, inviting him or her to respond with their own feelings and emotions.
~ Ortrud K. Tyler


Art Education

  • Fashion Drawing & Design
    Berlin, Germany
  • Professor Georg Netzband
    Berlin, Germany 1950-56
  • Central Texas College
    Killeen, TX; Watercolor 1978-79
  • John Carter, Killeen, TX
    Watercolor/Oil 1978-79
  • Eloise Bethel, Wilmington, NC
    Watercolor/Mixed Media 1982-84



  • Ruth Ogle, Raleigh NC
  • Alex Powers, Myrtle Beach SC
  • Virginia Cobb, Houston TX
  • Carol Barnes, Boulder CO
  • Carrie Brown, Greenville SC
  • Jerry Brommer, Hollywood CA
  • Wolf Kahn, New York NY
  • Don Andrews, CT
  • Maxine Masterfield, FL
  • Miles Batt, FL
  • Louise Cadillac, CO
Shows and Awards
Carolina Artist Exhibition, Washington NC 2000
  10th Annual Western Colorado WCS, Grand Junction CO 2000
  North Carolina WCS Juried Exhibition, Manteo NC 2000
  20th Annual Goldsboro Show, Goldsboro NC 2000

The Women's Center 17th Annual Juried Exhibition
Durham NC 2000

  20th Annual National Exhibition, Franklin Square Gallery
Southport NC 2000
  North Carolina Women in Abstracts, Goldsboro NC 1999
First Place 35th Annual Fine Art Show, Washington NC 1999
Fourth Place NC Watercolor Society, Cary NC; March 1999

19th Juried Show, New Orleans LA; 1999

Golden Colors Bronze Award NC Watercolor Society Fall Show; Wilson, NC, Oct. 1998
  Audubon Artists, 56th Annual Exhibition, New York NY; 1998
Daniel Smith Award 19th Georgia Watercolor Society Traveling Show; 1998
Honorable Mention 19th Goldsboro Show, Goldsboro NC; 1998
NC Watercolor society, Edenton NC; October 1997
NC Watercolor Society, Wilmington NC; October 1996
Sedond Place July 4th Open Juried Show, Southport NC; 1995
First Place Art Renaissance, Myrtle Beach SC; 1995
Merit Award North Carolina Azalea Festival, Wilmington NC; 1994
Merit Award July 4th National Exhibition, Southport NC; 1992
Purchase Award Burroughs-Welcome, Centerfest, Durham NC; 1992
Purchase Award Burroughs-Welcome, Centerfest, Durham NC; 1991
Purchase Award Burroughs-Welcome, Centerfest, Durham NC; 1990
Best-in-Show Small Works Show, Artquest, Wilmington NC; 1990
First Place Non-Objective Work, Artquest, Wilmington NC; 1989
Second Place Acrylics, Artquest, Wilmington NC; 1988
Honorable Mention North Carolina Azalea Festival, Wilmington NC; 1988
Merit Award Riverfest, Wilmington NC; 1988
1st Place Oil/Acrylics, Artquest, Wilmington NC; 1987
Purchase Award Artquest, Wilmington NC; 1987
Best-in-Show Non-Objective Work, Artquest, Wilmington NC; 1987
Honorable Mention Riverfest, Wilmington NC; 1985
Merit Award Brunswick County Art Show, Southport NC; 1985