Ariel Lyons is an artist from Ottawa.
I have recently moved to Ottawa from Lambton County (Petrolia) and am now involved in the artistic community in Ottawa. As well as exhibiting my work, I also promote GOLDEN paints as a GOLDEN Art Educator.
2021. Pause 2021, Galerie Old Chelsea
2020 Face a Face, Galerie Old Chelsea
2016 -2019 New Edinburgh Studio Tour
2016 Faces of the Camino, Victoria Hall, Petrolia
December 2015 Projects Gallery, Miami, Square Foot Show
June 2015 Tales of Two Women, GITG Brights Grove
Feb-April 2014 Fluid Explorations, four person show at JNAGG, Sarnia
February 2014 Heidi Berger/Ariel Lyons Art Splash, Barbados
Group Shows, Lawton Gallery, Lawrence House, An Event Apart, Victoria Hall
January 2008 Offerings, One person show at Gallery Lambton
2005 North Eastern Watercolour,USA Design award
2003 Elected CSPWC
2002 CSPWC, 1999, Daler-Rowney Award for Excellence
2004 - 2005 Paint Ontario Juried Show
Education BA in Fine Arts, McMaster, BEd University of Western Ontario
Teaching I taught Art at the High School level and also at Lambton College during 1970-2002
Painting Workshops in Canada, Barbados and art travel groups to Europe and USA
I am currently part of the Golden Art Educator Program for GOLDEN
My work is based on observation of place and person …my environment and my reaction to it.
The process of painting is my interest, and the finished painting often has little resemblance to my initial idea. I react to what is happening on the canvas with an intuitive approach, and I enjoy the journey and hopeful resolution of a piece. I often work back into the paint. The uncertainty of how the materials and colours will react makes the process exciting for me. Experimentation is always present but my colours, shapes and marks remain the same over the years, like handwriting.