Melanie Lewis

Melanie

Lewis

Fence on Fence 2

2020, Acrylic and pastel on paper board, 24 x 18 in

$
425

Melanie

Lewis

Divine Safety Net

2011, Acrylic and ink, 24 x 36 in

$
850

Melanie

Lewis

Relaxing in the Backyard

2008, Acrylic, 20 x 24 in

$
450

Melanie

Lewis

Rachel: The Face of the Beloved

2018, Acrylic and pastel on paper, 18 x 24 in

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0

Melanie

Lewis

Rachel and Leah: The Face of Envy

2018, Acrylic and pastel on paper, 24 x 18 in

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Melanie

Lewis

Austin ArtSpace Gallery and Studios

Fence on Fence 1

2019, Acrylic and pastel on paper board, 24 x 18 in

$
425
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Melanie Lewis

About the Artist

I always have made art, but life took me to a different vocation, science education. Several years before retiring in 2000, I decided I wanted to seriously pursue becoming a painter. After four years taking classes at Laguna Gloria Art School and joining an independent study with a local artist, I went out on my own. I rented an art studio and began responding to calls for entries. I have been fortunate to have exhibited my work in Austin in many juried and group exhibits. Today, I am a resident artist at Austin Art Space and participate in many of the Austin Visual Arts Association exhibits held there throughout the year. I participate in WEST, and was asked to be an artist in a collaborative art/theater production of Fiddler on the Roof. I also donate art for charitable fundraising, including the 5x7 event at Arthouse/Contemporary, and more recently for Capital City Village, and Congregation Agudas Achim synagogue. Recently, I wrote a book about stories of the Matriarchs in the book of Genesis and did paintings about what I discussed. The book, Faces of the Matriarchs, was published in 2018.

Artist Statement

Colorful, dream-like, and enchanting - that's how others have described my art. Using mainly acrylic paint, pastel, and ink, I paint people, landscapes, imaginary places, and Judaica. I like to use layers of transparent paint and pentimento, and I strive (but don't always succeed!) in making my art more than "pretty" pictures. Biblical stories in Genesis have inspired my recent work. During Covid, I am renewed by my garden, and am painting it in new ways. And my new art is also influenced by the chaos and sadness of Covid times.