About Our Guests
Howard & Shari Lyon
Shari Lyon is an encaustic artist who paints with a specific mixture of beeswax and damar resin. Shari also incorporates the use of oil paints, pan pastels, oil sticks, photography, and drawings. What Shari loves most about encaustic is that the outcome is a dreamy, ethereal image with texture and appeal unlike any other art form. Shari is often drawn to the imagery and symbolism of trees, but she often plays with other themes that are important to her as well, such as beautiful loose landscapes, LDS Temples, and women’s themes are common imagery she works with.
Howard began his career studying illustration. For 15 years he has worked in the video game industry and as a freelance illustrator. His work can be found in products from Dungeons and Dragon’s books, World of Warcraft cards, Magic the Gathering and Star Wars. He has studied art in Italy, France and 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. His painting, “Mary Kept These things and Pondered them in Her Heart”, won Honorable Mention in the 2011 Oil Painters of America Online Showcase. “After the Dance” recently took the first place prize in the Springville Art Museum Spring Salon.