The Island Series was inspired by the artist's travels through Cornwall and the Outer Hebrides.
The series focused on the barns and outbuildings the artist chanced upon. The simple structures drew a parallel with Philip's love of geometric form and compositional values.
In Coastal Barn, combinations of the sea's horizon, the verticals of the barn and the raking sunlight produce multiple geometric planes. In the artist's iconic style, the surface of the painting has been worn and worked on to evoke a sense of the condition where the barn has been exposed to the elements.
Standing alone in the landscape, the barn as a subject brings both a comfort and isolation when we consider the shelter it might offer alongside the remoteness of its location.
Philip Lyons has lived and worked in Cornwall since 1988. He has a degree in Fine Art from Bristol College of Art and a Post Graduate degree from Goldsmith's. He practised as an art psychotherapist for over 20 years in Cornwall and is now dedicated entirely to painting.
Philip’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Royal Cornwall Museum Art Collection, Falmouth Art Gallery, Palace of Westminster and Devon County Council.