About the Artist

DebsPicDeborah Lyons has been painting portraits for 30 years and has developed a nationwide clientele. Deborah’s portraits are hand painted in the classical method with oil on canvas or pastel on archival paper. Specializing in traditional portrait painting by commission, she will paint your portrait from a live-sitting or from a photographic reference. The artist paints people, pets, wildlife, seascapes and landscapes. She also paints classic automobiles, air and water craft and has illustrated six children’s books.

The artist states, “Portrait painting is a very personal and unique genre of art. I strive to capture the subject’s individuality and character, to render their dignity and beauty in a realistic, sensitive painting. I will do my utmost to honor the subject being painted and create an heirloom that will be cherished for generations.”

Deborah’s portraits are in the private collections of, to name a few, a U.S. Senator, a Shuttle Astronaut, various Sports and Entertainment personalities and numerous institutions such as Hospitals, Corporations, Libraries, Fraternities and Sororities.

Deborah is a member of the following organizations:
Portrait Society of America (Founding Member)
Pastel Society of America (Signature Member)
Indianapolis Arts Center


Deborah Lyons