David Lyons was born and raised in the Pendle area of Lancashire and began his career as a teacher. He later worked as a commercial artist, eventually becoming a free-lance graphic designer. Since turning to fine art, he has continued to live in the countryside which inspires his paintings today.

His work is without doubt dependant upon realism, but that is achieved through an almost abstract treatment of the picture’s surface. He often builds up a multicoloured, highly textured background support for his paintings by a series of cross hatched strokes and ‘scumbling’. The end result is a true representation of the subject with a satisfyingly textured, painted surface.

His paintings of farm animals,tractors, pets and even exotic animals are great favourites with his collectors. However, he continues to prove that he is more than able to approach any subject.

His work and the details of his painting technique have frequently been featured in the ‘Artist’ and ‘Internatinal Artist’ magazines.

A solo show ‘The Art of David C Lyons’ was held at the East of England Show 2008.

WORKS

“The Eyes of the Tiger”

“The Eyes of the Tiger”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x41 cm £625

“Brief Encounter No 5”

“Brief Encounter No 5”

Signed oils on board Image size 51x51 cm £850

“Me and my Mum”

“Me and my Mum”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x41 cm £625

“Longhorns”

“Longhorns”

Signed oils on board Image size 46x61 cm £900

“A Bed of Straw”

“A Bed of Straw”

Signed oils on board Image size 61x61 cm £1,500

“Waiting for the Farmer”

“Waiting for the Farmer”

Signed oils on board Image size 61x61 cm £1,400

“Stepping Out”

“Stepping Out”

Signed oils on board Image size 27x37 cm £450

“Loch Assynt”

“Loch Assynt”

Signed oils on board Image size 20x31 cm £325

“Bev’s Old Tractor”

“Bev’s Old Tractor”

Signed oils on board Image size 46x61 cm £850

“All Fired Up”

“All Fired Up”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x61 cm £900

“Rivals”

“Rivals”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x61 cm £875

“This Way and That”

“This Way and That”

Signed oils on board Image size 61x61 cm £1,350

“Ruby and Rosie”

“Ruby and Rosie”

Signed oils on board Image size 27x37 cm £450

“The Open Gate”

“The Open Gate”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x51 cm £775

“Barrow Boy”

“Barrow Boy”

Signed oils on board Image size 51x51 cm SOLD

“Our Favourite Corner No 15”

“Our Favourite Corner No 15”

Signed oils on board Image size 61x82 cm £1,750

“The Distraction”

“The Distraction”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x61 cm £895

“Geese in the Garden”

“Geese in the Garden”

Signed oils on board Image size 41x61 cm £890

“By The Fence”

“By The Fence”

Signed oils on board Image size 51x51 cm £900