Drawing

Bohemian Zine covers and centerfold Bohemian Zine covers and centerfold

I was invited to design the covers for the July, 2013 Bohemian zine – four... 

Jill Twice – painting and drawing 88 x 44 inches Jill Twice – painting and drawing 88 x 44 inches

For my 61st birthday in June of 2012, my mother-in-law treated my family and me to... 

Linda – small pen and ink drawing in five colors Linda – small pen and ink drawing in five colors

I wanted to try to realize something closer to naturalistic color. I’d tested... 

Addy and Arthur – pen and ink drawing 81 x 44 inches Addy and Arthur – pen and ink drawing 81 x 44 inches

March 11, 2013 I completed this drawing. I painted a large sheet of exceptionally... 

Madeline and Kit Madeline and Kit

March 4, 2013 I completed a larger than life drawing  over painting of my studio... 

Woodblock

Bohemian Zine covers and centerfold Bohemian Zine covers and centerfold

I was invited to design the covers for the July, 2013 Bohemian zine – four... 

Max – Fashion 2004 woodcut Max – Fashion 2004 woodcut

In 2004, I shot a bunch of photos of my son, Max, wearing his hair a little spikey,... 

Madeline and Kit, 13 x 5.7 inches, woodblock print from 17 blocks Madeline and Kit, 13 x 5.7 inches, woodblock print from 17 blocks

My intern this year, Madeline Cass (who is responsible for scanning and data entry... 

PVC Heat Shrink Baren Cover PVC Heat Shrink Baren Cover

From time to time it’s been difficult to obtain quality takenokawa (bamboo... 

Grass4 77 x 22 inches woodblock print from 12 blocks Grass4 77 x 22 inches woodblock print from 12 blocks

October 26, 2010 I completed an edition of five of this 12-block woodcut (77 x 22... 

Exhibitions

At Sherry Leedy – Mike Lyon: Post-Digital Prints and Drawings At Sherry Leedy – Mike Lyon: Post-Digital Prints and Drawings

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art is pleased to announcing the opening of recent works by Kansas City based artist, Mike Lyon. A reception for the artist will be held on First Friday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibitions will continue through April 27. Mike Lyon: Post-Digital Prints and Drawings March 1 – April 27, 2013 ... 

Personal Effects at Kemper Museum Personal Effects at Kemper Museum

Personal Effects exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art March 23–October 12, 2012 This exhibition, drawn from works of art in the Kemper Museum’s permanent collection, explores the portrait and the still life as depictions of objects imbued with both personal meaning... 

America Now and Here – Kansas City America Now and Here – Kansas City

no images were found Famous artist Eric Fischl and film-producer friend, Donald Rosenfeld were in Kansas City to select work for an unusual exhibition called the Kansas City Collection.  At the same time, Eric was promoting his dream of a traveling exhibition of post-911 American arts.  Eric had already selected my work for the KC Collection show... 

Daum Museum – Virtual Media: Computer-aided Art from the Collection Daum Museum – Virtual Media: Computer-aided Art from the Collection

Daum exhibit shows the computer’s versatile role in modern art June 23, 2010 5:19 PM John Hansen The Sedalia Democrat An artist using a computer to create art is nothing new, yet they are always using it to push boundaries. At the Daum Museum’s “Virtual Media: Computer-aided Art from the Collection,” visitors can marvel at pieces that... 

Drury University: Pool Art Center Gallery Exhibit Drury University: Pool Art Center Gallery Exhibit

Rebecca Miller (director of the Pool Art Center Gallery)  and I first met about twenty years ago while she was a student at the Kansas City Art Institute.  I was teaching karate twice a week there and she was one of my better students.  During the several years she practiced with me,  we became good friends and have remained in occasional touch,...