“The girlfriends series is a collection of female portrait oil paintings and illustrations by artist Jeff Lyons. Jeff is a self-taught artist from Calgary, Canada. He started cartooning for fun when he was a child. In 1987 Jeff became interested in fine art and began painting. He has experimented with oil, acrylic and gouache paint, oil pastel, pencil, ink and digital mediums.
Inspired by women (a timeless muse) and positive public feedback from his art exhibits, Jeff began creating illustrative female portrait paintings in 2001. A new, more extroverted art series emerged, which became known as the 'girlfriends' series. Jeffs main goal was to create attractive imagery with a broader 'pop' appeal. These (mostly fictional) women painted are representations of individual female beauty, persona and attitude.
The girlfriends series portraits led to public demand for commissioned custom portrait paintings. Jeff has painted ALL people; men, women, children and couples. Sometimes, pets were painted. This kept him busy for many years, allowing him to pursue his art passion full time. View Jeffs commission portraits.” http://lyonsartwork.com/artist-jeff-lyons.html