Alan Lyons



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Breathing Land, Oil on canvas, 80cm x 90cm

Stasis, oil on canvas, 90cm x 80cm

Growing Out, oil on canvas on board, 60cm x 60cm

Projectionist, oil on canvas, 100cm x 80cm

Opiat, oil on paper, 36cm x 26cm

Gaerden, oil on canvas, 110cm x 90cm


As an artist, painter, drawer and occasional writer based in Scotland, I am very much influenced by the place I live and work.

My work revolves around a constant interest in paint and drawing. The approach I take is usually to start from very little, a gesture or a fleeting idea. A wish to create a space in which to enter spurs me onward. Landscape, nature and human involvement in it are of influence.

As I work the canvas is slowly brought to life, with the paint gradually becoming a living substance. The need to create and imagined space is replaced by the wish to produce a piece that exists in the present, living in real time as music does.

And so the work will often take on a flatter more non-representational appearance and become an object in its own right. The intention is always to be completely involved in the activity, and that’s only achieved through work and effort.



BA (Honours) Painting
Gray's School of Art, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland - 2001 - 2005

Recent Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition
Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, Falkirk - March 2017 onwards

NANA group show
Fine Art Library, Central Library, 7 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh - July 2015

NANA group exhibition
Kilbirnie Library, North Ayrshire - June 2014


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