Howard and Shari Lyon

Howard and Shari Lyon are a dynamic and artistic duo!

They met while attending high school in Mesa, Arizona. They married and began their creative lives together while raising 3 kids in Arizona. They currently live and create art together in their shared Utah studio. They are passionate about creating community and traveling together. They have planned and hosted various workshops, and artist retreats and have led tours for universities, artists, and other private groups. They have a passion for Europe and are excited to share their love of art and travel with you!

Howard began his career studying illustration working with artists such as Robert Barrett, Don Seegmiller, James Christensen, and Greg Olsen. For the first 15 years of his career, he worked in the video game industry as an Art Director, concept artist, and freelance illustrator. His work covers a broad range of subjects, from fantasy properties like Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons, and work for the author Brandon Sanderson as well as religious and mythological paintings. Howard is an award-winning artist, receiving recognition from organizations like the Portrait Society of America, The Oil Painters of America, The Art Renewal Center, and Spectrum Fantastic Arts as well as a Chesley Nomination.

Shari is an encaustic artist who paints with an ancient technique dating back to the first century AD. She paints with encaustic, a mixture of beeswax & damar resin. Shari has won awards, been highlighted in interviews and publications, participated in many shows, and has been recognized internationally for her work. Shari also loves to create opportunities for artists and has curated shows for clients such as the Utah Arts and Museums, and Portrait Society of America.

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