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The Art of Living Well
On a quiet corner in Galveston’s East End Historic District is a
rather unassuming building, being that it possesses a unique
charm that blends seamlessly into the surrounding residential
neighborhood. The restored Victorian was built in 1893 as
a corner store and pharmacy on the ground floor with a
residence above, and although the interior is quite generous,
it still manages to prompt a curiosity about how it is possible
to get so much light, so much happiness, and so much beauty
into one space.
Susan Tyler is a lifelong artist with a degree in art from
Sam Houston State University. But until a few years ago, her
professional career consisted primarily of a long employment
as an administrator at the University of Texas Medical Branch
(UTMB). After retiring, “I wanted to do this,” she says, looking
around at her gallery, “I wanted to get back into painting, and
I wanted a place to hang my art.”
The corner store turned residence was previously owned
by a colleague of hers from UTMB, a psychiatrist named Dr.
Avery. “He was quite the artist,” she attests, and describes
how he worked with several different mediums including
By Kimber Fountain
Tyler Fine Art Studio
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” –Pablo Picasso
Tyler Fine Art Studio
is located at 1201 Postoffice,
on the southwest corner of 12
Street and Postoffice.
Open Thursday through Saturday from 12pm-5pm, by
appointment, and during ArtWalk. Beginning/Intermediate
Oil Painting Instruction is held every Friday afternoon, and
live model sessions are held on the third Saturday of every
month from 10am-1pm, $20. Call 409.771.8371 for more
information or to schedule a private viewing.
Online purchases and free shipping anywhere in the
continental U.S. available at
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