Lyons artist Tyler Voorhees will be the featured artist at The Stone Cup beginning this Friday, March 1. His show will hang for two months, through the end of April.
From his humble beginnings in rural South Dakota, Voorhees has always been drawn to the art of storytelling. With his paintings, and the characters that inhabit them, he seeks to spin a visual yarn by drawing the viewer in with the composition, and holding their attention with the details. His mixed media paintings depict jobs now forgotten by the majority of Americans, made obsolete by advancements in technology (which are also hidden in the paintings). These occupations existed a mere century ago, yet they have fallen to the wayside in the collective memory of our society.
Voorhees explains, “I painted the ‘Jobs of Yesteryear’ not only to tell a story about America, but also to preserve the memory of these forgotten blue-collar workers.” He adds, “The name of my studio, Doc’s Lollipops, is in homage to my Grandpa Dwayne “Doc” Stoner, whose storytelling and mind have always inspired me.
Voorhees continues to hone his storytelling skills while living in Lyons with his wonderful and pregnant wife Ashley. He invites the community to stop by The Cup and check out his art. Prints, originals, and art-inspired apparel can also be viewed and ordered through his website: www.docslollipops.com. Tyler and Ashley appreciate you supporting their adventure, and thank you for checking out his art.