Susan Lyon Art
Susan Lyon Art Susan Lyon Art

Susan Lyon

NOW SHOWING: 

Taken By Surprise Solo Show
 Faulkner Gallery West Wing Santa Barbara 
10/4/18-10/30/18

Raised in Southern California and graduated from

USC in 1973 with a BFA & Secondary Teaching Credential.

         Undergraduate work:  2 and 3-D curriculum covered an extensive and diverse range of disciplines & possibilities. My focus was ceramics and photography with the added interest of printmaking.

1977-present: Cayucos/ Potter/Painter/Rancher/ Destination Retreat Manager          Conservationist/Student/Grandmother

1977-1994: Substitute Teacher, San Luis Coastal School District, Coast Union High School, Cayucos Elementary School

1985-1995:  Art Coordinator, Cayucos School

1980-2002:   Annual Pottery Show, Juried Shows, 4 Tall Women Painting Shows    yearly,                          SLO Art Open Studio Tours

2012            San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Juried Printmakers’ Show

2014           San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Juried Printmakers’ Show

2016           San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Juried Printmakers’ Show

2018           San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Juried Printmakers’

2018           Santa Barbara Library Juried Solo Show

Artist Statement:

Moving to Cayucos in 1977 with my husband resulted in making a home on a life-defining ranch. We raised our family and created a life filled with love and art.  My husband and I led our community in a lengthy conservation battle resulting in 4 miles of protected coastline and the beginning of a greenbelt around Cayucos.

In 2011 my dearest friends persuaded me to join them in exploring printmaking.  From that first wood block carving I was hooked. It is both 2 and 3 dimensional. Printmaking has infused new inspiration for endless playful possibilities.  Pulling the print off the block is the wonder and excitement akin to opening the kiln door of a glaze fire.  There are so many techniques to learn and skills to hone…I will never be done.

  My first subject “Cone Nose” has turned into a series spanning 7 years and is based on a drawing I did about 40 years ago.  That one scene from long ago has morphed into “The life and times of Cone Nose and Friends.”.  Interspersed along the way my ranch animals have a way of showing up in my art.

 

Susan Lyon’s Original Limited Edition Prints  

The complete
Cone Nose Collection

1

Original drawing not for sale

 

 

Framed

Unframed

2

Home

$425

$175

2(a)

Home (with Red)

 

$200

3

Searching Nightly

$425

$175

4

At Last

 

$175

5

At Last (with Red)

$425

$200

6

Spirituality

 

$175

7

Conestrology

$550

$275

8

Coming & Going

$550

$275

9

Leaving

$550

$275

10

Cone-go Line Departure

$425

$175

11

Chaos

$425

$175

12

Won Ton?

$425

$225

13

Cone-a-sir

$425

$175

14

Takes a Boot

$425

$175

15

Swamped

$425

$175

16

Sagrada

$450

$200

17

Age Defying

$450

$200

18

Age Defying Shadow Box

$525

$200

19

Downward Dog

$450

$175

19(a)

Downward Dog Gilded

 

$225

20

Treading Lightly

$450

$175

21

Lasting Impression 1

$450

$175

22

Lasting Impression 111

$500

$250

Taken By…    BOOK

 

$140