Shari Lyon

City of trees | Aug. 6 – Sept. 2, 2021

featuring brand new encaustics in celebration of Sacramento’s incredible canopy

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  • Shari Lyon
    Meet Me In Curtis Park
    4 X 4

  • Shari Lyon
    William Land Park Picnic
    8 X 8

  • Shari Lyon
    A Walk in McKinley Park
    8 X 10


What is encaustic?

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented. Pigments may be added to the medium, or purchased colored with traditional artist pigments. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or any tool the artist wishes to create from. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.

About The Artist


Artist Shari Lyon creates contemplative paintings of trees rooted in soft landscapes. She started her career as a dancer and loved to create through movement. However, after multiple surgeries, Shari realized her dancing career was over. “It broke my heart, it was all I ever wanted to do,” she says. Undeterred as an artist, Shari reinvented herself. This phase of self-discovery became a pattern and she continued to seek out new creative pursuits. After 25 years of managing her husband’s fine art career, one day she came across an encaustic piece that deeply moved her. “It brought back all the emotions that dance used to,” recalls Shari. This launched her career as an encaustic painter, melting beeswax and combining it with oil paints and pastels to create her signature landscapes. When she’s not creating art, Shari enjoys traveling with her husband, and the two often lead private tours to Italy and other European destinations.


Paul Batch  |  Bela Fidel  |  Clare O’Neill
Pam Nichols  |  Shari Replogle  |  Nancy Crawford  |  Alicia Tormey


2019   Sears Dixie Invitational, Saint George, Utah, 2nd place mixed media

             34th Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art,

             Springville, Utah, Honorable Mention

2018    Sears Dixie Invitational, Saint George, Utah, 2nd place mixed media

2016    Utah County Photography Show, Provo, Utah, Honorable Mention

             International Encaustic Association 2017 conference scholarship                         recipient

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