BIOGRAPHY

Since graduating from Ontario College of Art, Sara has worked for over 35 years as illustrator and graphic designer. This dual role as a professional increased her understanding of the function of illustration in communication arts and made her a thoughtful problem solver. Her figures occupy highly organized spaces, with shape, texture, contrast and colour all playing important parts in her concepts. Illustration clients include American Lawyer Media, Canada Post Corporation (Molly Brant:1986), Festival of the Sound, Global Brief Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Hampton-Brown Company, Harcourt Publishers, Harvard Business Review, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, National Endowment for the Humanities, On Wall Street Magazine, Pacific Opera Victoria, Penguin Group (Canada), TheProgressive Magazine, Reader’s Digest Magazine, Roger's Media Inc., Smithsonian Magazine, Strategic Finance Magazine, Utne Reader, Vancouver Foundation Magazine, VanderbiltUniversity, The Washington Post, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering – HarvardUniversity


RECOGNITION

21st Annual International Regional Magazine Association Awards: 2001 (Silver)
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, 2010, 2014
Canadian Business Press – Kenneth R. Wilson Awards: 2000, 2004 (Gold), 2005, 2013 (Gold)
Communication Arts 60th Annual Illustration Competition, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2019
Lürzer's Archive Special: 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, 2011/2012
Society of Illustrators (NYC): 44th – 2003, 45th – 2004
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Illustration West: 44 – 2005, 45 – 2006 (Gold), 49 – 2010
3x3 Illustration Annual: No.1 – 2005, No.2 – 2006, No.3 – 2007, No.4 – 2008, No.6 – 2010, No.8 – 2014, No.9 – 2015, No.15 – 2019


EXHIBITIONS

2019
Sara Tyson: Storytelling & Symbolism – July 19th to August 10th, 2019

Festival of the Sound
Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
Parry Sound, Ontario

2017
Sara Tyson: Storytelling & Symbolism – September 7 to October 29, 2016

Kerri Art Studio and Gallery
Willimantic, Connecticut

2010 – Group Exhibition
Scandinavian Suite with Gene DiNovi – July 16th to August 8th, 2010

Festival of the Sound
Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
Parry Sound, Ontario

 

EXHIBITOR, PANELIST AND CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

4th Edition of the Sharjah Exhibition of Children Books’ Illustrations – April 2015
Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations
Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair
The Department of Culture & Information, Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY

3rd Edition of the Sharjah Exhibition of Children Books’ Illustrations – April 2014
Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations
Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair
The Department of Culture & Information, Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


PUBLICATIONS

American Showcase Illustration 26
Black Book Illustration 2001
Directory of Illustration: 21, 29, 30, 36
Lürzer's Archive Special: 200 Best Illustrators worldwide, 2011/2012
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 45 Annual
3x3 Magazine: Vol. 3 No. 3
3x3 Illustration Directory: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019
Zupi Magazine #39 — February 2014