Howard Lyon Fine Art Giclee on Canvas:"Mary Kept All These Things and Pondered Them in Her Heart"Item #: GW-815
Artist: Howard Lyon
Title: Mary Kept All These Things and Pondered Them in Her Heart
Size: 16"w x 20"h Open Edition (As Shown) / 20"w x 24"h. Limited to 550 editions. / 24"w x 30"h. Limited to 550 editions.
Edition / Medium: Open and Artist Signed Limited Editions with COA. Published from the artist's original work. Select Option from Drop Down Box Above.
Release Date: 11/2011
About the Art: Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. – Luke 2:19
“In this painting, I wanted to portray Mary in a way that I believe many mothers can relate to,” says the artist. “She has found a brief quiet moment to contemplate. There is a little concern in her eyes, knowing that there will be pain and hardship in the life of her child, but hope as well, for she knows that God loves her and has a plan for her and her child.”
“She smiles as she reflects on the joy she feels when thinking of her son, turning to the future, confident and anxious, but faithful. Motherhood brings many emotions. Fear, joy, pain, and hope, concern and nearly inexpressible love can all be part of motherhood. No doubt Mary felt inadequate, but steadfast and faithful. She was humbled, though honored to have been chosen to have been part of Christ’s life.”
“Mary must have often thought of the heavenly messenger that brought her such momentous news, the miracle of his birth, the sign in the heavens, the wise men, the shepherds and angels that bore witness. As Christ grew, she surely marveled at His wisdom and obedience, knowing that he was the Son of God.”
Howard Lyon was born and raised, the youngest of five children, in Mesa, Arizona. Howard had very supportive parents who, even when he was very young, made sure he had the materials and education to hone his talents. While attending high school Howard met his wife, Shari Lunt. They married after they graduated, went to college, and they now have three children and reside in Mesa.
He has studied art in Italy, France, and most recently at the Grand Central Academy in New York. He has combined these experiences to expand his subject matter to create inspirational pieces in the style of some of his favorite old masters: William Bouguereau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and John William Waterhouse.
Howard began his career studying illustration working with artists such as Robert Barrett, Don Seegmiller, James Christensen and Greg Olsen. Over the past 15 years he has worked in the video game industry as an Art Director, concept artist and freelance illustrator.