Tyson Estes

tyson-169x30013659019_1184076041632094_8225002945148081024_nTyson Estes is a Los Angeles-based abstract artist. Estes was born in Hoquiam, Washington, and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Filmic Art degree, after which he moved to Los Angeles to pursue work in film and television. After many successful endeavors as a producer and art department specialist, Estes sought a more intimate approach to art, and traded his entertainment career for a paint brush and canvas.

Estes uses a wide range of materials in his art: acrylic on canvas and wood, paper materials, wood veneer, natural waxes, coffee grounds, sawdust, and everything in between. He draws inspiration equally from nature’s quiet beauty and the chaotic byproducts and imagery of industry. His process is defined by his meticulously layered pieces, which are often built, then deconstructed almost entirely to create the raw look for which he’s known. His creation space looks more like a construction site than an art studio, and his tools range from fine sable brushes to blow torches. His modern deconstruction technique yields pieces that are rich in texture and vibrant color.

Estes’ work is displayed in public and private spaces in over fifteen countries. His works are represented in various galleries and collections in Southern California, and as reproductions for retail re-sellers such as Crate & Barrel, Home Goods, and Z Gallery. A large number of his works are licensed to the Daleno Art catalog, and he was the third-highest selling artist at High Point Market in April 2016.

Estes’ pieces are currently available through private commissions, and in the following galleries:

  • Daleno, Inc. (prints and embellished prints)
  • Kelsey Michaels Fine Art  (Irvine CA)
  • Perrell Fine Art (West Hollywood, CA)

Recent Showings & Events:

Art on Scene (West Hollywood) – Sept. 24 – Oct. 23, 2016 (click for more info)

Lights, Camera, Action

Acrylic and natural color on metal, by Tyson Estes

A nine piece series on metal, exhibited at Art on Scene (2016), now hung in the home of one of our patrons. See the full post about this set here: Art, Up-Close No. 2

Click a gallery preview below for full-sized images and details.

Silver Screen Series, No. 1-6

Mixed Media on Canvas, by Tyson Estes

A six piece mixed-media set of filmstrip pieces using metal leaf, acrylic, and 35mm film on canvas. Initially exhibited at Art on Scene, three of these pieces now hang in the home of one of our patrons, and three reside in another.

View the full post about this set here: Art, Up-Close No. 1

Select Pieces from 2015 & Prior


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