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Ariel Lyons


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.