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Charlotte Lyon (b. 1956)

Charlotte Lyon

Crepuscolo, 2018

Signed
Mixed media on board
25 x 23 cm.

Charlotte Lyon

Making Marmalade 2018

Signed
Mixed media on board
19 x 46 cm.

Charlotte Lyon

Little white dog, Gstaad 2015

Signed
Mixed media on board
20 x 21 cm.

Charlotte Lyon

Promenade, Gstaad 2015

Signed
Mixed media on board
16 x 18 cm.

Charlotte Lyon

Red dress, Gstaad 2015

Signed
Mixed media on board
18 x 22 cm.

Charlotte Lyon

Signed
Mixed media on board
40 x 50 cm.

Charlotte Lyon

Piazza Duomo

Signed
Mixed media on board
36 x 63 cm.

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Charlotte Lyon

Artists

Charlotte Lyon

(b. 1956)

Charlotte Lyon is a well established painter and has been represented by many top London galleries since she started working for the Portal Gallery, Dover Street in the 1980’s. She was born in London in 1956 and is one of a long line of artists. Both her mother, the painter Toby Lyon, and her father, the sculptor Peter Lyon, helped and influenced her early work along with her grandfather, Robert Lyon, who was principle of Edinburgh School of Art and tutor to ‘The Pitmen Painters’, which has recently been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Her early work was dominated by animal forms, depicted in twisted sculptural shapes expressing both power and confinement by filling the entire canvas. Since 2007, her work has taken the form of more fluid sketches in acrylic, oil and charcoal, depicting people of different professions with the unifying thread of uniforms, such as lawyers, doctors, waiters and chefs.

The uniform
'Uniforms inspire a certain confidence and maybe because of that I am slightly jealous. I feel that uniforms define people and people search for definition. They reassure, express control and create a certain elegance. They are a representation of form and structure and an association of authority, a particular knowledge pertaining to that profession or craft. I realise that not all authority is necessarily just or truly conversant with their trade, and confidence in these figures can sometimes be misguided when only based upon the outward display of the uniform. But on the surface, I trust. For pedestrians, patients and dependents like me, I think this is important for our peace of mind!