Known mostly for his fine paintings of horses (though he works in other genres) and his friendly presence on Facebook, talented Spanish Fork artist Fred Lyman is spending early 2015 working diligently to recover from a debilitating stroke he suffered in December. Brother of the late artist Kenvin Lyman (recently of Gibbs Smith cookbook fame – try Ken Sanders) he is learning to walk with a cane and has even started to paint with his impacted right hand. Fred very much appreciates notes on Facebook at and cards, which are being hung in his room, and visits (please call first, 801-561-9839) at 50 E. 9000 South, room 114, Sandy, UT 84070. We wish him only the very best. His son Eric tells us that Fred originally did this painting for a cowboy poetry festival and it was later displayed during the Olympics. “The canvas was 12’ by 32‘with life-size horses. Because of its size, he painted it in his hay barn,” Eric says.
Every January we check in with Utah artists to see what the new year holds in store for them.