TYLER JENSEN was introduced to gyotaku at age twelve by his father looking for a stylish alternative to taxidermy. The capture of nature’s raw beauty in such exquisite detail had him hooked.

After graduating from Washington State University and Art Center College of Design for Art Direction, Tyler honed his creative skills in the commercial advertising world making campaigns for brands like Cheetos, Tostitos, and the NBA.

Nearly two decades later, Tyler retired from advertising and returned to gyotaku full-time to pursue his passion for art and nature. You can visit his studio in Leavenworth, Washington and see his work in festivals, galleries, and wineries across the great northwest.