The joy I find in color and design combined with the monotype’s physicality, lack of boundaries, and limitless potential for interpretation pulled me mercilessly into this intriguing discipline.  A former assistant reference publisher at an international academic publishing house, I am an artist by training and writer by passion.  I began to paint with words at the age of seven, and never looked back. 

            Monoprints incorporate very well into genre of miniature unique artist’s books.  My love of words and their images merge with the joy of color and design to produce a wonderful synergy; a calligraphed quote or verse reflecting the essence of the abstract image. 

            My monoprints have been accessioned by the Boston Public Library for its American Printmaking Collection; are in private collections in the US, England and Japan; and as cover art for literary journals.  I designed and taught “The Art of Calligraphy” at various Massachusetts Adult Education Programs and Senior Centers.  Among private collections of my calligraphy, a commemorative book for their minister’s service was commissioned by a New England Lutheran church; other calligraphed works are in private collections in the US, UK, and Japan.

            Over the years, I have published poetry, op-ed pieces, fiction, and creative non-fiction for trade journals. In 2008 “Henry’s Fence”, a short story, appeared as the lead story in the premise-driven literary journal, THEMA; and in 2010 their 20th anniversary cover art was my monoprint entitled, “Catch a Falling Star, and…”  In 2012 my monoprint “Elbow Beach IV” was chosen for the cover of the South Shore Writers' Club’s biennial anthology.

            All of these works span a lifetime of artistic intensity and diligence.  I inherited my artistic talent from my mother, an artist in her own right and my first and most ardent fan, who constantly nurtured both my art and my writing.


Recent Shows, etc.
2013 “Coast Lines” Coastal Printmakers’ Members Show, Front St. Gallery (Scituate, MA)
2013 “Misty Tyler Revealed” one-woman-show, Vine Hall Gallery/So. Shore Natural Science Ctr (Norwell, MA)
2013 Art Complex Museum, Coastal Printmakers (Duxbury, MA)
2013 One-woman-show in the Rockland Library Rotunda (Rockland, MA)
2013 Art Complex Museum/Judah Alden Gallery, Studio 1061 Spring Exhibit (Duxbury, MA)
2013 Hull Lifesaving Museum 16th Annual “Sea & Sky” Juried Art Show (Hull, MA)
2012 “Miniature Artist’s Books Revisited” one-woman-show in the Glass Column Gallery (Norwell, MA)
2012 Cover Art, Shore Voices, Biennial Anthology (MA)
2012 Second Parish 56th Annual Art Show (Hingham, MA)
2011 South Shore Printmakers, Invitational Exhibition (Rockland, MA)
2011 So. Shore Natural Science Ctr 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Beyond the Garden Gate (Norwell, MA)
2010 Monotype Guild of New England, Nat’l Show, Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg, MA)[1]      
2010 Cover Art, THEMA, Vol. 22 Issue 1 (LA)
2009 Boston Public Library’s American Printmaking Collection (Boston, MA)
2009 Monotype Guild of New England, LynnArts Ctr, The Unique Print (Lynn, MA)[2]
2008 Coastal Printmakers Invitational Black, White & Read  (Norwell, MA)
2007 Plymouth Guild for the Arts 40th Annual Juried Show (Plymouth, MA)
2006 Hull Lifesaving Museum 10th Anniversary Juried Art Show[3] (MA)
2006  “Miniature Artist’s Books” one-woman-show in the Glass Column Gallery (Norwell, MA)
2006 Plymouth Guild for the Arts 39th Annual Juried Art Show[4] (Plymouth, MA)
2005 Monotype Guild of New England Coming of Age -  20th Anniversary Portfolio[5]
2002 Fuller Museum, Artists' Circle Winter Show  [6] (Brockton, MA)

[1] Juror - Joann Moser (Sr Curator of Graphic Arts, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art)
[2] Juror - Kurt Wisneski (“Monotype/Monoprint: History and Techniques”)
[3] Jurors – Nancy Cusack, Mike Sleeper, Ernie Principato
                [4] Jurors – Dora Hsiung, Rbt Hsiung, Susan Swinand, John Wawrzonek
[5] Juror - Joann Moser (Sr Curator of Graphic Arts, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art)
                [6] Juror - Esther Maschio

1982 - Present: The Calligraphy Studio -  Original calligraphic art
1986 - Present: Adult Education & Workshops  - exploring major alphabets & their history
1979 - 1981: Donnelly/Ackerley Advertising - initial billboard design for client approval
Formal Art Education:
Art History (Bridgewater College; Harvard University Extension)
Calligraphy, Typography & Graphic Design (NE School of Art & Design)
Independent Study:
Veronica Julie, SND (1918‑1995) – Watercolorist (Copley Society)
Esther Maschio ‑ Printmaker
Richard Miller ‑ Master Calligrapher (NE School of Art & Design) Boston, MA
Rob Moore ‑ (1937‑1993) American Impressionist  (Mass. College of Art)
Peter Madden – Book Artist (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mass. College of Art)
Artists' Circle of the Fuller Museum (Brockton, MA)
Boston Redevelopment Authority Artist (Certification 2008-2013)
Coastal Printmakers (MA)
Monotype Guild of New England (Board Member ret.)