Meet John Lyons
John sketches with charcoal and paints, mainly in oil or acrylic on canvas, taking commissions from his early 20's. He learnt his life-drawing skills, exhibited & taught Life Drawing in Oxford during his 30's. He was active with the Vernon Mill Artists for his 40's, playing with mixed media and glass fusion to sell-out exhibitions. Now in his 50's, married and living in Lancashire, he sketches the figure in biro, takes commissions, collaborates with volunteer sitters. He's also building a studio in which to master the classical painting techniques of portrait and figure to take him through to old-age...at least that is the plan, so far!