ArtTour International Magazine Summer 2018
Top Artists To Watch
“Much of my life – and career – I have gravitated toward, in some way, helping others, or at least want to help others when I could afford it (emotionally, physically and financially.) This is simply the way I am “built.” Consequently, I dare say I am more plugged into the emotions that certain political situations trigger. Today, that political situation is the refugee crisis.I honestly do not understand how the world sits by and watches the travesty unfold. Each nation has originated a reason for limiting their assistance to the men, women, and children trying desperately to flee the very things that, supposedly, NATO itself wants to defy. The atrocities against the innocent have been unbearable, if not unmentionable.” – Steve Lyons
Steve Lyons is honored for his internationally recognized “Memento Paintings” which are well sought after worldwide. The American artist specializes in Northern European expressionism, though he adds his unique flair which involves heightened realism to create what art critics refer to as “sculptural paintings.” This breakthrough technique utilizes heavy impasto to create works of heightened dimensionality on the canvas. These pieces are a distinct and recognizable bridge between abstraction and representation; they are a representation of the energy and life of his surroundings in a timeless form. His work is a culmination of freedom and curiosity, as he explores a wide array of themes including emotion, religion, and societal issues. An artist of high sensitivity, Steve Lyon has dedicated his works of art as a unique and well tested medium to visually communicate those values central to human rights. Taking up civic activism and voicing his opinion about issues affecting our humanity like the refugee crisis.