Paul Lyons

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is pleased once again to present the work of Palmerston North artist Paul Lyons. The Mountains and the Sea: New Paintings by Paul Lyons will premier with an opening reception for the artist on Friday 22nd March from 5-7pm at the gallery, 33 George Street, Palmerston North. This current exhibition is the third solo show at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts by this self-taught artist who specialises in watercolour. The artist states: “I love the effects that can be achieved in a watery medium – the way colours mix and blend produce results that no other medium can reproduce.” Lyons’s paintings are always representational, sometimes highly realistic and occasionally the works may be slightly abstract. The theme of this exhibition is given away by its title: The Mountains and the Sea. Paul Lyons never tires of the variety and subtlety of the light effects that occur in these natural environments.

Lyons was born in England, raised in Auckland and lives in Palmerston North where he was employed by Massey University. Paul is well-known in the community as an academic, actor and musician and highly sought after artist. He has degrees in chemistry and lectured in computer science at Massey for over thirty years. Although Paul has painted for over twenty years, he has only occasionally shown works on the gallery circuit, selling many works privately. In 2017, Lyons was the Guest Artist at the 10th Anniversary of the Feilding and District Art Expo held at the Palmerston North Convention Centre.

All the works in this exhibition use archival-standard materials including cotton rag paper, pigments with a permanence rating of A or better and acid-free mounting mats.

A special feature of this exhibition is the opportunity to win one of Paul Lyons’s paintings. The artist will present an original work to a person who has filled out a form with their name, address and e-mail contact and leaves it at the exhibition. When the exhibition has closed, a name will be drawn from those who have submitted the completed form. The winner will be contacted by Paul Lyons to receive their prize.

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

The Mountains and the Sea
By: Paul Lyons
- 22 Mar 19

RETRO - SPECTIVE: Cash & Carry Sale of Silkscreen Prints
By: Malcolm Warr
- 22 Feb 19

SUMMER FLIGHT: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes
By: Jayeta Valentine
- 25 Jan 19

SHARED ASPIRATIONS
By: Michele Theobald & Val Jones
- 30 Nov 18

TUIA TE TANGATA
By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2018
- 12 Nov 18

IDIOSYNCRASY
By: Rachael Smith
- 26 Oct 18

“Licorice All Sorts”
By: Georgia Lambert
- 11 Oct 18

The Art Room (Term 3)
By: Manawatu Art Teachers Association
- 24 Sep 18

"CHANGES"
By: Willie Docherty
- 25 Aug 18

“A Bouquet of Paintings”
By: Mary Mulholland
- 03 Aug 18

The Infinite Smallness of Being
By: Raemon Rolfe and David Lupton
- 13 Jul 18

Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey
- 22 Jun 18

Heritage
By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink
- 01 Jun 18

“THREE RIVERS, ONE MOUNTAIN”
By: New Paintings by Ross Whitlock
- 07 Apr 18

COMMODITIES
By: Roger Staples
- 02 Mar 18

A Family Affair
By: Colin Hoare and sons James and Alex
- 02 Feb 18

ANIMALIA II
By: Vivian McKenna
- 12 Jan 18

Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall
- 12 Dec 17

TE IRA TANGATA
By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

ANTARCTICA: ART EXHIBITION
By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

LAND & SEA
By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

Animalia
By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

“ECLECTIC IMPRESSIONS”
By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

TEXPLORATIONS: Paintings
By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

WATERCOLOUR ASPECTS: New Paintings
By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15

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