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

2019                          Elmwood 

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.