Rosalind Lyons

Rosalind Lyons has long been fascinated by the past; her paintings are strongly indebted to the Renaissance art of Italy and Northern Europe, Elizabethan and Jacobean portraits and influenced more recently by Shakespeare’s plays.

Her practice involves the creation of an interdisciplinary dialogue, where the visual and the verbal intertwine and overlap. Ideas and thoughts meander and drift; there is a strong sense of the inherent uncertainty of Shakespeare’s plays and characters, the visual allusions to the Renaissance and Elizabethan England, to boy players playing girls playing boys, to the intricacies and extravagance of costume or the ethereal shimmer of candlelight on a white-painted face. It is the interweaving of silent words – what Harold Pinter called the ‘language locked beneath’ – and visual quotation, of echoes, of ghosts, of shadows, of something sensed rather than known – ‘that is, and is not’(Twelfth Night), the transience of performance and the illusory ambiguity of real and imagined memory.

Rosalind has exhibited regularly in both solo and mixed exhibitions, including solo shows at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, and the Long Gallery at Blickling Hall in Norfolk.

Rosalind gained a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts, MA in Fine Art, and has recently completed a practice-based PhD, which focused on Shakespearean theatre and involved extensive research across literature, history and performance, including a period as Artist in Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
She has also worked as an illustrator of children’s books and lecturer in art and design.

Rosalind Lyons – Come, Now a Roundel and a Fairy Song

Rosalind Lyons

Come, Now a Roundel and a Fairy Song

Oil on Board

33 x 24 inches

£6350

Rosalind Lyons – There’s Magic in Thy Majesty

Rosalind Lyons

There's Magic in Thy Majesty

Oil on Board

48 x 36 inches

£12500

Rosalind Lyons – Stay Thy Hands

Rosalind Lyons

Stay Thy Hands

Oil on Canvas

16 x 12 inches

£1950

Rosalind Lyons – Puppet and Masks

Rosalind Lyons

Puppet and Masks

Oil on Board

35 x 29 inches

£6450

Rosalind Lyons – Painted Cloth II

Rosalind Lyons

Painted Cloth II

Oil on Canvas

16 x 12 inches

£1950

Rosalind Lyons – Painted Cloth I

Rosalind Lyons

Painted Cloth I

Oil on Canvas

16 x 12 inches

£1950

Rosalind Lyons – One I Danced Withal

Rosalind Lyons

One I Danced Withal

Oil on Board

33 x 27 inches

£6450

Rosalind Lyons – The Winchester Geese

Rosalind Lyons

The Winchester Geese

Oil on Board

24 x 24 inches

£4250

Rosalind Lyons – I Will Unclasp a Secret Book

Rosalind Lyons

I Will Unclasp a Secret Book

Oil on Board

24 x 16 inches

£3450

Rosalind Lyons – Silent Secrecy

Rosalind Lyons

Silent Secrecy

Oil on Board

16 x 12 inches

£1950

Rosalind Lyons – Ophelia

Rosalind Lyons

Ophelia

Oil on Board

36 x 24 inches

£6450

Rosalind Lyons – Being But Three

Rosalind Lyons

Being But Three

Oil on Board

24 x 16 inches

£3450

Rosalind Lyons – Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

Rosalind Lyons

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

Oil on Canvas

24 x 24 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Child of Fancy

Rosalind Lyons

Child of Fancy

Oil on Board

24 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – What Country, Friends, is This?

Rosalind Lyons

What Country, Friends, is This?

Oil on Board

48 x 24 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Turn’d To a Modest Gaze

Rosalind Lyons

Turn'd To a Modest Gaze

Oil on Board

12 x 6 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Return Again to Venice

Rosalind Lyons

Return Again to Venice

Oil on Board

24 x 16 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – One Aloof Stand Sentinel

Rosalind Lyons

Rosalind Lyons - One Aloof Stand Sentinel

Oil on Board

24 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Look Pale and Wonder

Rosalind Lyons

Look Pale and Wonder

Oil on Board

16 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – He Sent in Writing After Me

Rosalind Lyons

He Sent in Writing After Me

Oil on Board

12 x 6 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Il Buffone

Rosalind Lyons

Il Buffone

Oil on Canvas

32 x 16 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – So Painted to Make Her Fair

Rosalind Lyons

So Painted to Make Her Fair

Oil on Board

24 x 16 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Is his Head Worth a Hat?

Rosalind Lyons

Is his Head Worth a Hat?

Oil on Board

16 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Good Night, My Good Owl

Rosalind Lyons

Good Night, My Good Owl

Oil on Board

24 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Two Lovely Berries

Rosalind Lyons

Two Lovely Berries

Oil on Board

24 x 24 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Cover Thy Head

Rosalind Lyons

Cover Thy Head

Oil on Board

16 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – To Make a Puppet of Me

Rosalind Lyons

To Make a Puppet of Me

Oil on Board

18 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Bright Angel

Rosalind Lyons

Bright Angel

Oil on Board

24 x 18 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – A Most Rare Boy

Rosalind Lyons

A Most Rare Boy

Oil on Board

18 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – Nightly Sings the Staring Owl

Rosalind Lyons

Nightly Sings the Staring Owl

Oil on Board

24 x 12 inches

sold

Ros Lyons – But ‘Twas Her Hands

Ros Lyons

But 'Twas Her Hands

Oil on Board

12 x 9.5 inches

sold

Ros Lyons – May be she doth but counterfeit

Ros Lyons

May be she doth but counterfeit

Oil on Board

24 x 12 inches

sold

Ros Lyons – Of paled pearls and rubies

Ros Lyons

Of paled pearls and rubies

Oil on Board

24 x 12 inches

sold

Rosalind Lyons – After Perugia

Rosalind Lyons

After Perugia

Oil on Canvas

28 x 20 inches

sold