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Sara Tyson

Sara Tyson

Sara Tyson began her career as an illustrator 30 years ago. After completing her studies at the Ontario College of Art, she worked for many years as both illustrator and graphic designer in national magazines. This dual role as a professional increased her understanding of the function of illustration in communication arts and also made her a thoughtful problem solver. Her figures occupy a highly organized space, with shape, texture, contrast and colour all playing important parts in her concepts. Sara is inspired by early Christian and Byzantine art as well as 20th century painting.


Applied Arts Magazine Awards Annual 1993, 1994
Applied Arts Magazine Design & Advertising Annual 2002/2003
Applied Arts Magazine Photography & Illustration Awards Annual 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Canadian Business Press – Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Awards 2000, 2004 (Gold), 2005
21st Annual International Regional Magazine Association Awards, 2001 (Silver)
Society of Illustrators (NYC) 44th, 45th Annual National Exhibitions
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Illustration West 44, 45 (Gold)
3x3 Illustration Annual No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4

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