Boat by Diane M Lyons Stout

Diane M Lyons – Stout

“Today, I am a happily retired business owner.  I have a small art studio in my backyard and call it:  D.M. Lyons Studios.  I love to paint with pan paints and gouache the most, but I also dabble in oils and acrylics too.  Lately I have been experimenting with alcohol inks.

I was first hooked by the art bug as a teenager at Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, N.J. There I was in a gifted and talented art class. I was also very involved with theatre arts in and out of school. During that time in high school a painting of mine was chosen to be on display at the Trenton State Museum. I also had lunch with then Governor of New Jersey, Brendan Byrne. I attended Mercer County Community College and then the Philadelphia College of Art.
I have owned a few businesses in my lifetime. After college, I started a printing company, called Graphic Press and Design in Trenton, N.J. Around the corner from my mother’s printing company:  Circle R Printing.  I guess you might say that “Ink is in our blood” It seems hereditary. Years later, I moved to Blairstown, in Warren County, N.J. Where I stared a second printing company:  Blair Comp-U-Graphics.  My last business adventure before retiring was a mobile grooming business for cats and dogs called:  Puss and Pooch Mobile Grooming.

I love gardening and camping and cooking. Gardening and camping blend well with my love of painting En Plein Air.”

The creation of my artwork “The Boat” was from an En Plein Air in my community of Sandy Shore on Lake Wallenpaupack.  The painting was done with Van Gogh pan water paint on cold pressed water color paper.
This was fall of 2023 in our Locus Grove Recreation Center. The fall leaves were at their peek and it was a perfect Indian Summer Day


watercolor painting