Lemon was born in 1960 in Colorado Springs, CO where he grew up in a home full of paintings and a family immersed in the arts. He was educated at Colorado University, Boulder and Parsons School of Design, NYC. After studying in New York, he returned to Colorado and apprenticed with Denver artists Mark Daily and Ned Jacob. With numerous trips around the country and abroad a a plein air painter, he has gained wide acclaim for his use of color.
Lemon has had numerous one man shows in both the East and West. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC and is an associate member of Allied Artists of America. He shows at the National Arts Club, NYC; JN Bartfield Gallery, W 57th Street, NYC; Claggett/Rey, Vail; Gallery at Four India Street, Nantucket; The Simpson/Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY; The Silvan Gallery, Charlotte, NC and The Sportsmen’s Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Additionally he has exhibited a the National Wildlife Museum, WY; Fort Hunter Museum, PA and The Gilcrease Museum, OK.
Lemon is represented in the collections of: General Motors, Atlantic Richfield, the University of Missouri, Colorado National Bank, Dellotitte, Haskens & Sells, The Woman’s Bank, NA, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife, Blanca Pons-Sorolla, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Cohen among others.
Lemon has been featured in articles published in Southwest Art Magazine, Art Talk, and is regularly featured in Gray’s Sporting Journal.