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Avril Lyons

Artist profile


Artist Statement:

Avril Lyons is a semi abstract painter specialising in landscapes and seascapes.  She graduated from Belfast College of Art and Design.  Although she has been living in England since the late 80’s she draws much of her inspiration from the landscapes of her roots in Ireland.  Her paintings are studio based and process led and she works predominately in acrylics. 


1955 Born in Co. Antrim Northern Ireland.


1973–1977 BA Hons in Fine Art, Belfast College of Art and Design

Following a career in community arts and photography has worked

full-time as a painter since 2004.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:


2013 Mullan gallery Belfast

2010 Mullan gallery Belfast, Rooms One and Two 

2010 Sheffield and South Yorkshire 'Open Up'

2009 Winter Home - Studio Exhibition

2009 Sheffield and South Yorkshire 'Open Up'

2008 Sheffield and South. Yorkshire 'Open Up'

2008 Winter Home - Studio Exhibition

2007 Sheffield and South. Yorkshire 'Open Up'

2002 Blue Moon Café Art Space, Sheffield

Group Exhibitions:


2016   New Works For Spring,  Paul McKenna Gallery


2016   12 now 13 Catherine Hammond Gallery  (back room)


2016   Winter Exhibition,  Paul McKenna gallery


2015   VUE Art Fair at the RHA Catherine Hammond Gallery


2015   Autumn Show Catherine hammond Gallery


2015   Mullan Gallery online Exhibition


2015   Summer Exhibition, Paul McKenna Gallery


2014   Winter Exhibition,  Paul McKenna Gallery


2014 Summer Exhibition, Mullan Gallery

2014 Spring Show, Catherine Hammond Gallery

2014 “Sea Fever” (June) Catherine Hammond Gallery

2013 VUE art Fair at the RHA Dublin, Catherine Hammond Gallery

2013 Christmas Exhibition, Mullan Gallery

2013Autumn Group Show, Catherine Hammond Gallery

2013 Selected for RUA Annual Exhibition

2012 Summer Exhibition, Mullan gallery Belfast

2012 Catherine Hammond Spring & Autumn Shows

2011 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mullan gallery

2010 Christmas Exhibition, Mullan gallery 

2007 Gallery Top, Derbyshire "Sense of Place"

2006 Derby City Open

2002 Amber House Gallery, Derbyshire

2001 Amber House Gallery, Derbyshire

2001 Moorlands Art Centre, Staffordshire


2013 RUA Annual Exhibition, Paul Henry Landscape Prize

2012 Cill Rialaig, Kerry, Artist's Residency



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