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.
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
Different situations call for different techniques and mediums so I use a variety of techniques so that I can experiement and react to my changing environment and to the people I encounter. Colour, shape,texture and the careful selection of material that will enhance a work are crucial. Constant experimentation and intuitive painting then lead me to a personal style that can appropriately commuicate my message.
In my portraits, I work to go beyond the pure representation of an individual so that when people see my work they will stop and examine it and see the unique quality and yet feel a connection with someone they have never met.
In my works representing the environment where Iive or travel i work from photos and sketches but really as an aid to observation.I like to include materials from the country such as labels, wrappers or bits of earth and incorporate the them in the work so that the connection with the place is strengthened. I want to express my reality of the place.