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Matthew Lyons is a Nottinghamshire-based portrait artist,

living and working in Beeston.

New Project!

Matthew has started a new project, painting group portraits of the staff and volunteers at Treetops Hospice, find out more here!

During the 'People of Beeston' exhibition Matthew was approached by Treetops Hospice about painting a selection of portraits to mark their  40th anniversary. The paintings will be unveiled at the hospice's 40th anniversary celebration later this year.

Matthew is planning on gifting the three group portraits to the hospice as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.

If you are able to sponsor the framing of the paintings please consider donating something at my justgiving page.


Competition Success!


Matthew's painting "Portrait of a Rapper"

has been shortlisted for the Jackson's Painting Prize 2023.


Find out more here.


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Benje Howard - The Kingdom Rapper
Oil, Charcoal and Acrylic on Plywood 60 x 90cm

Tony Gayle - Manager of the Beeston Marina Cafe.Oil, Charcoal and Acrylic on Plywood 60 x 90cm



Matthew's painting "Portrait of a Cafe Manager"

has been accepted into the New Art Exchange Open Exhibition in Nottingham.


Find out more here.


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