At the age of eight Tyler Swain's parents enrolled him in private art lessons where he learned the fundamentals of drawing and design. Years later he earned his BFA from Utah State University where he was the recipient of many awards and scholarships. In 2015 Southwest Art Magazine named him in their "21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch". And in 2018 he was named in their "10 Painters to Buy Now". He has been a member of the International Guild of Realism, and exhibits across the US and Japan. Tyler currently lives and works in northern Utah.