First Impressions

ImagineFX|September 2020

First Impressions
This US painter wants to go large with his artworks…
Howard Lyon

Where did you grow up and how has this influenced your art?

I grew up in the city of Mesa, Arizona. The desert skies where I lived are spectacular. Massive cloud formations and a huge range of colours at sunrise and sunset. It instilled a great love of clouds and you can see that in my work

What, outside of art, has most influenced your artwork?

Probably my love of fantasy and mythology. I grew up reading the mythologies from many different cultures. My parents had a great series of books that went into Celtic, Nordic, Greek, Egyptian and Japanese myths. Those stories have stuck with me and still inform my creativity.

Does one person stand out as being helpful during your early years?

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September 2020