phil lyons

Update: My Five Panel Acrylic Painting of Master Zhang Ying demonstrating the Tai Chi Sword dance at the Chinese New Year Celebrations is now on display at the Harris Open Exhibition.

My small still-life painting Glass, Brass and Colour was short-listed in the Jackson’s Mussini Oil Painting Competition Sept 2017.

My mission is to explore painting and modern imaging in a creative manner, but to keep a light-hearted approach (sometimes with a touch of humour) and to produce contemporary works to raise the spirits of the viewer. I like my work to move the viewer to different ways of thinking; both inspiring and challenging.

My cover image of “Female Abstraction Attraction” should have great appeal to artists and art lovers alike!

I am currently exploring contemporary coloured graphic compositions and will feature these in due course.

I love to paint in an expressive style and with bright colours where appropriate and use metallic acrylics from time to time to create a contemporary feel.

I have a life-long passion for bright colours and like to use them to create strong and striking contrasts.

My paintings are usually medium to large canvasses and I use oils, acrylics and sometimes gouache.

I like to work on a wide range of subjects and sometimes use textural effects.

I took a Chinese Calligraphy course with a view to incorporating  some of the style into my contemporary works.

I will consider commissions if they are compatible with my contemporary style and motivate me.

I am considering producing a coffee-table hard-backed book of my paintings, in a few years…………..which you might be interested in purchasing. This is very much a long-term goal personally; but I want to make my work available as a reference to a wide audience and think a printed book in full colour is the best way to achieve this aim. I have always collected art books on the works of masters and have found them invaluable for reference over the years. Picasso and Van Gogh have always inspired my work most, but I do like to look at other painters too from time to time; such as Cezanne and Renoir. I like to produce expressive paintings and do not ascribe to the photo-realism genre as I prefer to suggest rather than stress.

Many of my artworks can be found on where open-edition canvas wrap prints are available from a selection of my works including my New Media Digital works and coming soon my Photographic Art Prints. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact me for further assistance.