Meet The Artists

Lyle Hehn

Lyle Hehn

In 1980, Hehn graduated from Linfield College with a bachelor's degree in art. Shortly after that he married, and he and his wife moved to the Chicago area where he had a series of industrial and warehouse jobs. During this time he also took nearly all of the technical drawing and graphics classes offered at a nearby junior college. The design department of the college eventually gave him his first graphics job, where he helped produce and illustrate all sorts of college publications.

Following that, he worked for AT&T doing graphics on computers for about two years, during which time he also sold a few of his freelance illustrations in and around Chicago. After returning to Oregon, Hehn tried his hand at 3D computer animation and assisted with cell animation, prop and model making and process photography for a small animation company in Portland.

Since 1988, Hehn has been employed by McMenamins. His brother Paul was one of the company's managers, and Hehn was hired to paint a sign on a door at the Fulton Pub. Other McMenamins projects gradually followed. At first he did just decorative wall painting in the pubs, but as the company expanded, Hehn also began to design logos and labels and signs for their various locations, along with murals and illustrations.

Browse Artwork

  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper - Detail 1

    Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper - Detail 1
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper - Detail 2

    Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper - Detail 2
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper - Detail 3

    Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper - Detail 3
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper

    Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets the Last Supper
  • Ready to Fill the Shoes of Tomorrow

    Ready to Fill the Shoes of Tomorrow
  • A Match in the Attic

    A Match in the Attic
  • The Fixture of the Hole in One

    The Fixture of the Hole in One
  • The Power Station

    The Power Station
  • The Christening of the Battleship Oregon

    The Christening of the Battleship Oregon
  • Familiar Cat

    Familiar Cat
  • The Yo-Yo Goddess

    The Yo-Yo Goddess
  • Nellie Latourette

    Nellie Latourette
  • Five Women and the Soaking Pool

    Five Women and the Soaking Pool
  • Hot Tub at the Kennedy School

    Hot Tub at the Kennedy School
  • Louie the Cop

    Louie the Cop
  • Olympic Club

    Olympic Club
  • Meet Me at the Owl

    Meet Me at the Owl
  • Galleon Runs Aground at Gearhart

    Galleon Runs Aground at Gearhart
  • Beach Golfing

    Beach Golfing
  • Welcome Visitors

    Welcome Visitors
  • Children of the Mack

    Children of the Mack
  • Orphans Sweep Up the Paint Flakes

    Orphans Sweep Up the Paint Flakes
  • The Tower

    The Tower
  • Ruby Wades Into the Swamp

    Ruby Wades Into the Swamp
  • Saxophones Flood the Lodge

    Saxophones Flood the Lodge
  • The Spartesian

    The Spartesian
  • The Wind Goddess

    The Wind Goddess
  • Walker Brothers

    Walker Brothers
  • From Your Dreams to Our Walls

    From Your Dreams to Our Walls
  • Sister Farroel Richardson

    Sister Farroel Richardson
  • Wild Pigeon

    Wild Pigeon