A series of small paintings about observation. All the information required to make the painting lies before me. My job is to look at how light renders the object and recorded it using brush and paint. I sketch a small outline in white chalk for positioning. I finished this series last year. The originals are now available to buy.
Recent work has been about colour – "Wildflowers" and "Just One Blackbird" series’, and "Applecross" series with slightly more muted tones. I exhibited at a trade show in London in May and the most popular pieces were the "Charcoal" series, with sales of the new “White Blackbird” and “Sparrow”, “Leap”, “Angel”, “Somebody’s Daughter” and a new piece, “Murakami 1”. I’ve also published a book, which showcases recent work.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Recent ideas/sketches that may or may not make it to a further stage.
LEEDS: GALLERY: Headrow Gallery, LEEDS
From 12th July original acrylic on board pieces, framed and unframed, limited edition giclée prints, from the Applecross Series, are available from Headrow Gallery, Leeds.
LONDON: RETAIL: VINTINERS
Framed limited edition giclée prints, from the Charcoal Series, are available from Vintiners, Crouch End, London and also Hitchin and North Finchley by prior arrangement.
GALLERY AT HOME: Roundhay, Leeds
Call in to see my work in progress at my studio at home.
By appointment - call me on my mobile 07966 584240 or email me at Dave@davidlyonart.co.uk.
NEW LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINTS
New limited edition giclée prints are available from website - click on the image to view.
DAVID LYON ART BOOK
David Lyon Art extra large hardcover book is a beautifully printed book showcasing the works of David Lyon, with a selection of pieces from the "Charcoal", "Applecross", "Wildflowers", "Lifetide" and "Just One Blackbird" Series. More details here.
Using photographs and memory I've been building up a collection of images in a sketchbook using various techniques - collage, acrylic transfer techniques - around my recent trip to Applecross. The photos evoke a rich sense of place and history. It's an unspoilt coastline, no industry to speak of apart from tourism on a small scale - every view is vast and open, huge skies and rugged mountains, endless coast with views as far as Harris and Lewis. I also had inside knowledge thanks to the expertise of our 'guide' Iain MacRae [my brother-in-law who was born there] whose colourful descriptions of local characters and the life they had, began to play upon my imagination. I plan to evolve the sketches into larger scale works using a variety of media but mostly painting I think and then of course find a venue to exhibit.