Charlotte Lyon,
a figurative painter born in London 1956, lives and works between Amsterdam and London.
Self taught but strongly influenced by both parents; the sculptor Peter Lyon and Toby Lyon, the Portal painter. Her grandfather was Robert Lyon, principle of Edinburgh School of Art and tutor to The Pitmen Painters, recently made into a play by Lee Hall. Her early work has been dominated by the animal form, depicted in twisted sculptural shapes expressing both power and confinement by filling the canvas.

Since 2007 her work has taken the form of more fluid sketches in oil and acrylic depicting different professions and city workers, be these of barristers, doctors, waiters or the clergy and questioning how uniforms define our status in society.

Her time is divided between England, France and Holland, private commissions and numerous art fairs.

Selection of Galleries and Exhibitions

2013 Naarden Vesting Art Fair The Netherlands
2012 PAN Amsterdam
  Harefield Hospital Exhibition
  Naarden Vesting Art Fair The Netherlands
  Utrecht Art Fair The Netherlands
2011 PAN Amsterdam
  Art Fair 's-Hertogenbosch
  Naarden Vesting Art Fair The Netherlands
2010 Naarden Vesting Art Fair The Netherlands
  Utrecht Art Fair The Netherlands
2009 Royal Brompton Hospital London
  The Pan Art Fair Amsterdam The Netherlands
2008 Chelsea Arts Club
  Hollywood Road Gallery, Hollywood Road, London
  Lisa Sharpe, Contemporary art
  AAF, London
  Decorative Art Fair, London
2007 Meridian Art, Toulouse, France
  Battersea Arts Fair
  Chelsea Arts Fair
1990-2006 Portal Gallery, New Cavendish Street, London
  Beaux Arts, Bath
  Bohun Gallery, Henley On Thames2parrots.htm


Chelsea Arts Club, London


  • Prints by Collier and Dobson
  • 'Portal Painters', A survey of British idiosyncratic art, 1992
  • Cards and posters by Art Unlimited, Amsterdam
  • 'The Sea', Greenpeace, 1985