Judith Lewis is a traditional oil painter who lives in Indianapolis, IN. She is best known for her still life paintings. Her work has been described as being reminiscent of 17th century Old Masters with dramatic uses of lights and shadows (chiaroscuro). Her work has a sensitive, poetic quality.
Art has always been a major interest in Judith’s life, but it wasn’t until 1996 that she chose to revitalize her interest in painting by taking a class at the Indianapolis Art Center. The following year, she traveled to New Mexico to study with Master Artist, David Laffel. She was captivated by his gift to transform ordinary subjects into extraordinary chiaroscuro paintings. She knew that this would be the path she would take on her life-long pursuit...her soul’s greatest adventure.
After fine art became her major focus, Judith began showing her work in juried shows, winning many awards. In 2008, she was honored to receive the Master of Art Award at the Hoosier Salon Ceremony in New Harmony, IN. In 2010, she was awarded the prestigious Silver Award at the IHA awards ceremony in Nashville, IN. Her work appears in Mark Butterfield’s book, Hoosier Painters of the 21st Century. Judith is also named in Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in America.
Ms. Lewis has studied with Master Artists at the Indianapolis Art Center, Scottsdale Artist School in Arizona and the Fechin Institute in New Mexico. She has also studied abroad in Italy and Spain.
Judith is represented by the Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, IN and the Hoosier Salon Galleries in Indianapolis, IN and New Harmony, IN
Judith’s Favorite Quote: “What could be more wonderful than the life of a painter? Beyond the usual necessities of life, we live out our days needing nothing more than a box of paints, some brushes and something to paint on.” - Richard Schmio
Artist Statement: Painting the wonders of everyday life is my passion. It allows me to translate my thoughts and feelings into visual images. As a painter, I wish to evolve to a higher level of awareness and expression by sharing my world of peaceful contemplation with others.