"I paint because there is much to be seen and understood about the world we live in. Observing how light shows form, realizing how colors change throughout the day, and discovering how composition affects mood is fascinating to see and record. My goal is to grow as an artist, my hope is people will connect and find meaning."
Although born in South Dakota, watercolorist Peggy Lyon has made a study of the Kansas Flint Hills over the past 35 years. After completing her study of two-dimensional art at Emporia State University in 1976, she transitioned to secondary education at Chase County High School. While helping youth find their own artistic direction in disciplines ranging from painting to ceramics, Lyon has sought to continually grow as an artist. As a Signature Member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, Lyon has won awards in festivals and shows such as the Mulvane Art Festival, Art in the Woods, the Plaza Art Fair, and recently, the Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show, plus a traveling exhibit paying homage to the Flint Hills. Teaching workshops, traveling the festival circuit, and learning from other artists have only fueled Lyon’s love for art.