Lancashire artist David Lyons gives a brief overview of his career and artwork:
“I was born in Barrowford and have lived in Lancashire all my life. It was my early involvement in school projects – painting scenery for school plays and such – that enthused me into wanting to pursue a career in art. I was a full time teacher for some time before my career moved into graphics in 1972. From this point, commercial art was the mainstay of my work though I continued to teach adult education at Nelson and Colne College and Blackburn College. I’m now a full time artist working from my studio near Barley at the foot of Pendle Hill.
My subject matter varies but I am known mainly for my paintings of rural machinery (mainly tractors), old vehicles, animals (especially cattle in a ‘local’ landscape) and more recently for wild life.
Stylistically, I prefer to show the subject in a realistic way and add softer, even semi abstract backgrounds on a highly textured multi-coloured surface.
I have been published in Lancashire Life, Lancashire Magazine, The Artist Magazine and International Artist to name a few and am represented by Jo Bennett Originals Manchester and through my own web site.