My entire life I have felt truly blessed to have grown up on a farm on the Eastern Shore. This unique experience has granted me the chance to observe the peace that nature has to offer along with many different opportunities and chances that this extraordinary lifestyle has brought me. I draw much of my inspiration for my artwork from these memories and experiences. My artwork captures the true wonder of the natural world through painting, drawing and photography. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance,” wrote Aristotle. I try to show the inward significance of these moments using line, texture and expressive marks in my art work. I cannot conceive of anything being more varied, rich and handsome than the planet Earth, and this is why all of my art is centered on this passion. My body of artwork, Fading Way of Life, represents the unique experiences that one can only comprehend from living on the Eastern Shore. It also shows what things are around us and may be overlooked within this chosen lifestyle and a critical view of the things that are no longer or fading away from our lives entirely. I hope my artwork inspires tradition and enlightens people to the beauty around them every day that may be taken for granted.
Melanie Lyons - Artist Biography
Melanie Lyons was born in Easton, MD. She has lived on a farm her entire life and comes from a very large family. She feels to truly blessed to have the life God granted her and very grateful for her family and friends who are always there to love and support her. She has many hobbies, including surfing, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. Her true calling is her artwork. She puts all of her passion for life into her artwork, and this is why she is currently attending Salisbury University to obtain a B.F.A. with a concentration in painting.
A Grander Generation
Portrait of Alice
Fading Way of Life
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