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A picture of Matthew Lyons at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition with his painting 'Woman with Long Fingers'

Matthew Lyons is a Nottinghamshire artist, working in Beeston. He grew up in Keighley a Yorkshire industrial town which is close to Bradford.

Matthew has had a lifetime love of art and design, studying design at the Royal College of Art in London.

Matthew mainly paints figurative works which explore fragility, sensitivity and vulnerability. 

Inspired by Lucian Freud, Paula Rego and Vincent Van Gogh Matthew has developed a unique style, painting in oil and heavily primed plywood boards.


Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol, 2023.

Longlisted, Visual Art Open, 2023.

Rising Artists, Bankside Gallery, London 2023.

Sky TV Portrait Artist of the Year Contestant, 2023.

New Art Exchange Open, Nottingham, 2023.

Shortlisted, Jackson's Painting Prize, 2023.

Solo Exhibition, 'The People of Beeston', 2022.

Certificate of Artistic Achievement, Luxembourg Art Prize 2022.

The Bath Open, City of Bath, 2022.

Shortlisted, The Harley Open, Mansfield, 2022.

Shortlisted, Royal Association of British Artists Open, 2022.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 2021.

Certificate of Artistic Achievement, Luxembourg Art Prize 2021.

D31 Gallery Open Exhibition, Doncaster, 2021.

The Harley Open, Mansfield, 2020.

At the Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition 2021.

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