About Stella


“‘Without sacrificing scholarship, Stella Lyons has a most engaging way of hooking an audience into sharing her passionate interest in art history, drawing three dimensional human stories and experiences from the two dimensional canvas” – Maev Kennedy, writer and Arts correspondent for the Guardian

Stella Grace Lyons is a freelance Art History lecturer and speaker accredited with The Arts Society (previously NADFAS).

Stella Grace Lyons gained her BA in the History of Art with a 1st class in her dissertation from the University of Bristol (2007-2011), and her MA in History of Art at the University of Warwick. She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence, and three months studying Venetian art in Venice. In addition, she attended drawing classes at the prestigious Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence, a private atelier that follows a curriculum based on the leading ateliers of nineteenth century Paris.

Stella runs her own Art History courses and she is also a regular lecturer in the UK and Europe for the Arts Society, Sapienza Travel, National Trust, Hebridean Island Cruises, Voyages to Antiquity, Contemporary Arts Society Wales (CASW), The Romney Society, Saga’s Art Appreciation Holidays, Fred Olsen, Classical Education Forum, WEA, amongst others.

Stella also works as an artist’s model for the internationally renowned figurative artist, Harry Holland.

If you would like Stella to create a bespoke lecture, series or day school please email her at stella_grace_lyons@hotmail.com



1 thought on “About Stella

  1. Having just experienced a cruise in the Netherlands with Stella as our arts lecturer prior to visits to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum and MauritsHuis I can thoroughly recommend her. She brought out details and nuances which greatly enriched our appreciation of the artworks.

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