Irving Art Association is honored to present the works of Ty Milner, on exhibit March 27 – April 29 in the small gallery at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Reception for all the art exhibits will be Saturday, April 16 from 6 – 9 pm. Gallery hours: Tuesdays 10:30-3:00, Wednesdays & Saturdays 1-4 pm.
Ty Milner, painter and illustrator from Dallas, Texas since 1986, studied at the Dallas Art Institute. He began his career working for Joseph Calabrese and Susan Lange at their art studio “L.C. Art”.It is there where Ty continued to master his drafting skills and painting techniques with pen & ink, watercolor, and designer’s gauche. These skills proved invaluable to him as an architectural illustrator.
In 1991 Ty opened the doors to “The Art Studio” as a partnership with Ken Michelson, friend and extraordinary source of information on painting and the art world. By 1997 the “Studio” continued on as a sole proprietorship, and is still owned and operated to this day.
Ty has been an avid painter since growing up in the Dallas area although he’s only been painting on oil since 1997. He continues to grow as an oil painter, going to life drawing groups and studying the methods of the Old Masters as well as contemporary artists. Portraits have always been a passion for Ty, with oil being the perfect medium to convey this art form, especially when painting tight and realistically or in a loose, more painterly style
Currently, Ty has embarked on a multi-year endeavor, creating a work of art that can only be described as being monumental in size, scope, and scale. It is a panoramic, 180° view of Downtown Dallas, being painted in oil on a single stretched linen, which he hopes is a testament to a willingness to move forward through adversity, economic downturn, global pandemic, personal loss, and fire. To that end, it is Ty Milner’s goal that his works of art are not forgotten, but that they in fact mattered. For more about the artist, see his Facebook page.
For a Preview Gallery and reception photos of the IAA April exhibits, click here.