About


Howard Lyon is an artist that was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He is the youngest of five children.  Howard had very supportive parents, who even when he was very young, made sure he had the materials and education to hone his talents. While attending high school Howard met his wife, Shari Lunt. They married after they graduated, went to college, and they now have three children and reside once more in Arizona.

Howard began his career studying illustration working with artists such as Robert Barrett, Don Seegmiller, James Christensen and Greg Olsen. Over the past 15 years he has worked in the video game industry as an Art Director, concept artist and freelance illustrator.  For much of his career he has painted dragons and trolls or scenes from science fiction.  His work can be found in products from Dungeons and Dragons books, World of Warcraft cards, Magic the Gathering, Orson Scott Card’s Inter Galactic Medicine Show and Star Wars.

He has studied art in Italy, France, and most recently at the Grand Central Academy in New York.  He has combined these experiences to expand his subject matter to create inspirational pieces in the style of some of his favorite old masters: William Bouguereau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and John William Waterhouse.

Howard’s recent painting “From fear to Faith” won a Merit Award in the 26th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition. It is currently being exhibited in Salt Lake as part of the 9th international religious show at the Church History and Art Museum until October 14th. About 1200 pieces were submitted and less than 200 were accepted. It also won 1 of 6 viewers choice awards out of 200 pieces in this show.  This piece has also selected as a finalist in the figurative category for the 2012 Art Renewal Salon.

 

His painting, “Mary Kept These things and Pondered them in Her Heart”, won an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Oil Painters of America Online Showcase Competition.

 

Howard’s “Thread of Faith” painting won a honorable mention at the “Light of the World” Art show held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

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