Art by our creative director, David Lyon, can be seen in galleries across the UK and abroad, and is available direct at He also shows his work at various UK exhibitions and trade shows and we publish his artwork on limited edition giclée prints, selling through his website and The English Art Co., and greeting cards, which are available from IONA Cards.

David is a fine artist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He studied Art at Bolton College of Art and Design, before completing a BA (hons) in Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic. He went on to build a career as an illustrator and designer and began exhibiting his paintings and drawings in 1997.

He is inspired by organic shapes and forms – references to the natural world often spark his interest. Ideas connect, breed and grow, transform. He daydreams how best to take ideas forward, to make them exist as paintings or drawings.

He continues to explore his favoured media – acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal, ink and crayon – in his studio in north Leeds.

He has had many solo and many selected group exhibitions in the UK with many pieces included in private collections.



Exhibitions 2018

ART ROUNDHAY PARK: Leeds - 23rd March - 3rd June 2018. VIDEO

Kunsthuis Art Gallery, Crayke – YORK – 24 March - 23 December 2018

ART ROUNDHAY PARK: Leeds - 21st October - 5th November 2017

Kunsthuis Art Gallery, Crayke – YORK – November - December 2017

July, August 2016: Headrow Gallery, Leeds

10 & 11 May 2016: PG Live, Business Design Centre, Islington London (mixed, trade show)

1 Jan to 6 May 2016: York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , York (solo)

7 – 13 March 2016: St Peter’s Church, Harrogate (mixed)