LAKELAND, Fla. – You never know how a relationship can start. That holds true for matters of the heart as well as for art. The president of Banyan Air Services, Don Campion, was attending the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in January when he spotted the Lyons Studio display. A dramatic print on canvas called “Tuskegee Ace” caught his eye and drew him into the booth.
Campion was interested in selling Sam’s work in the Banyan Air Pilot Shop that’s at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Business cards were exchanged, a visit was arranged, and now Lyons’ art is prominently displayed in the Pilot Shop.