Philip Lyons - Early Summer (Fields, Sea, Sky)
Acrylic on board, framed
Philip paints places he knows well returning to them throughout the seasons. He also likes painting still life objects such as bowls, sometimes they are included as part of the imagery and sometimes as a subject on their own.
Philip likes the idea of painting the outside world looking from the inside: over the rooftops with their subtle weather worn colours to the sea in the distance. He also uses grid structures in his paintings, such as window frames or the patterns of rooftops to make firm frameworks for his compositions. Sometimes the grids remain visible and sometimes hidden in the background. When painting landscapes Philip frequently includes in his paintings the horizon, that strong blue edge.
Philip is also interested in the surface of his paintings and likes to suggest the wear and tear of the weather, or the passing of time, on the buildings and landscapes that surround us.
This is Philip's first exhibition at the Byre Gallery