Gill Tyson was born in Heysham, Lancashire and studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University, receiving an MA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1979. She is a former Chairman of Edinburgh Printmakers and has served on the City of Edinburgh Visual Arts Awards Panel.
Gill has recently completed printmaking residencies in Ireland and Wales and received awards from the Hope Scott Trust, The City of Edinburgh and Scottish Arts Council. She has work in many public collections including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Smithsonian Collection and the Parliamentary Art Collection-House of Lords. Gill has exhibited in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada and in 2012 she was one of the artists representing Britain at the 6th International Kyoto Hanga, International Printmaking Exhibition in Japan.