Lyle’s painting “Big white Barn'“ won first Place in the Pastel Division at the 20th 2018 Masterworks exhibit held at the Hispanic Art Center at the State Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Masterworks is an all media show for only New Mexico artists. Approximately only one quarter of the submissions are juried in.
Lyle’s painting “Sunlit Barn” won an award at the 26th National Pastel Painting Exhibition held at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico in March of 2018.
At the 2018 Annual State Fair Fine Arts Division for professional artists, Lyle won the yearly ‘Purchase Award’ for his oil painting, ’Impressions of Havana’, This award is only awarded one time per year and the painting will be on permanent display at the State Fairs offices.
Lyle was selected to be included in the publication "Best of American Pastel Artists 2011".
Lyle has won First Place in a number of shows, including the Grant County Purchase Award Show.
In 2010, Lyle had a one-man show in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where he exhibited over 15 paintings.
To date, Lyle has sold over 110 paintings since he started to seriously paint 11 years ago.