Compositions by former art teacher Kenneth Lyons will be on display at Amy’s on Second Restaurant until June 23 as part of an exhibition and sale dubbed Paintings From Home and Away.
“They’re paintings from home here in Prince Albert and paintings from other parts of the province, other parts of the world — other parts of Canada, at least,” Lyons explained.
Though the paintings date back as far as 1970, the vast majority were created after Lyon retired from teaching and was able to devote more time to his personal artistic endeavours.
While one piece depicts a tranquil Alaskan scene, images from Canada — and Saskatchewan and Prince Albert in particular — form the core of the display.
“Most of my work is in the landscapes,” Lyons said. “I’m particularly interested in prairie scenes, Saskatchewan scenes … I think it’s especially the landscape of the prairies. I like the atmosphere of the big