Award – winning Atlanta portrait artist Jenny Lyon creates classical fine art paintings and drawings. She specializes in oil portraits of children.
Jenny has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia. She graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with Honors in Art and a double major in English.
She has studied abroad extensively in Italy, France, England, and New Zealand and has spent extensive time studying in the Louvre in Paris, National Gallery in London, Uffizi in Florence, and Vatican Museums in Rome.
Jenny has worked with children and teens all her life. She teaches school and lives in the Atlanta area with her family. In addition to regularly participating in national and local juried exhibitions, she has had several solo exhibitions, most recently at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.
Each human face is a miracle, an incarnation.
Each child is a gift, fearfully and wonderfully made.
Each pet is a best friend, a beloved companion.
Through my portraits I try to echo a sense of the soul before me, of his or her innate dignity, grace, beauty.
Each work strives to fix the evanescent moment in the timelessness of memory.
2012 First Place. Fifth Annual Fine art Exhibition and Juried Competition. Drawing Category
2010 First Place. World of Art Juried Exhibition
2013 Second Place. Go Figure. Atlanta Artists Center
2009 Second Place. Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring Juried Exhibition
2011 Second Place. Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Contest. Drawing Category
2013 Third Place. Portrait Society of Atlanta Winter Juried Exhibition
2012 Third Place. Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring / Summer Juried Exhibition
2011 Third Place. Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Contest. Drawing Category
2013 Award of Excellence. 26th National South Cobb Arts Alliance Juried Exhibition
2013 Honorable Mention. Portrait Society of Atlanta Summer Juried Exhibition
2011 Honorable Mention. Portrait Society of Atlanta Summer Juried Exhibition
2010 Honorable Mention. Atlanta Fine Arts League Members’ Exhibition
2008 Honorable Mention. Synchronicity. Atlanta Artists Center