1957 - 1996
L/E Unframed 16 x 36 Paper
"Spirit Of Christmas"
L/E Unframed 20 x 16 Paper
L/E Framed 23 x 26 1/2 Paper
Includes Linen Bound Book
L/E Unframed 16 x 28 Paper
"The beauty of a campfire is in watching its dance. The ethereal qualities are extreme, playing back and forth from the hottest part of the flame to the coolest shadowed crack in the rocks. The alpenglow, rocks, trees, snow, clouds and dancing flames conspired to inspire me. The fire warmed me, it cheered me up and dried me out. The experience was beyond words." - Stephen Lyman
"I hadn't painted a person in ten years. I did this, though, because I was excited and challenged by the thought of painting a person who would embody light. My portrait is of St. Nicholas, the real fourth-century bishop upon whom Santa Claus was based. Today I think that Santa Claus is no longer a mystical, magical, wonderful person. It is a stereotype, a symbol. By bringing back a literal and figurative spirit of Christmas, I want to remind people of what Christmas is all about: love of life." - Stephen Lyman
"The planet Venus (also known as the evening star) has inspired poets, painters and dreamers for millennia. As the sun sinks below the pink horizon, it appears as a sentinel to warn travelers to find a place to bed down for the night." - Stephen Lyman
Shortly before his untimely death, Stephen Lyman completed his final painting, "Sunset Fire," portraying one of the things he liked best in one of the places he loved most. It's a campfire at sunset in the mountains of Yosemite, one of his favorite times of day and places to be.