Was born in Bilston, Staffordshire (United Kingdom) in 1943. Lives and works in Yorkshire and in Pekin. He studied at the art college in Wolverhampton, at Hornsey and at the University of Newcastle. From 1994 to 1997 he was the vice-President of the Royal Society of English Sculptor and since 1992 e teach sculpture at Metropolitan University of Manchester. He is founder member of the Sculpture Park at Yorkshire and in 1993 he was nominated Professor at the National Accademy of Fine Arts of Hangzhou. He is counsellor at the Tsinghua University for the exhibition ôArt and Scienceö in 2001. Since 1998 he took part at the International Simposio of Sculpture in China held in the city of Guilin, Changchun, Hangzhou, Tianjin e Yanqing. He made several exhibitions in Great Britain and in 1998 he planned an exhibition based on sculptures and drawings at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
In 2003 he made an exhibition with his artworks linked with China at the Witworth Gallery in Manchester at Manchester University. His artworks belong to very important private and public collections in Great Britain, USA, China, Germany and Canada. In 2005 he partecipates with success at the Second Biennale of Pekin.
The strong connection between Lyons and China was born in 1993 when the artist had the chance to teach abstract sculpture at the Hangzhou Accademy.
He uses clay combined with bronze in order to do not let understand the real nature of the opera.
He reached to put together the chinese working methods with the western sensibility.