Cathie Tyler was born in Colorado and raised in Texas.  As a high school senior in El Paso, she had not planned on attending college until two of her teachers intervened who were alumni from Texas Woman's University in Denton.  That Fall she went to college.  She finished her BA in Art Education at the University of North Texas as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing. 


    Cathie Tyler returned the support she received as a high school student by teaching and mentoring students in a wide variety of college art courses - painting, drawing, ceramics, design, computer graphics - as well as supervising the gallery.  She has been a career-long participant of the Texas Association of Schools of Art, a state level organization that represents two and four year, public and private college art programs, and has served twice as President and has recently been awarded the Award for Distinguished Service to Education. 


    She has recently retired and moved to Hill Country where she is renovating an old ranch house that now has an art studio shared with her four cats and an adopted Australian Sheppard.  Besides teaching, she loves to work on her house, landscape her yard, and cook for friends.  In her spare time, Cathie Tyler is the Gallery Director for the Arnold Art Gallery in Mason.  You can see her artwork and read more about her at cathietyler.com.