This is a shot of an artist's studio. You can see colored pencils and the glass swan from Amy Lewis' first large oil painting Afternoon Snack.
Artist Amy Lewis works in her studio in downtown Tacoma, Washington. Woman artist working in realism watercolor and oil painting.

Amy Lewis paints to cultivate joy and an appreciation for the beauty that is around us.

Amy Lewis is a self taught artist from Washington state. Her watercolor and oil paintings are vivid lifelike snapshots of ordinary life glamorized.

 

Amy grew up in a middle class family in a low income neighborhood. Her city, Tacoma, Washington, is rich with the contrast of the wealthy and the poor sharing the same town. This contrast impacts Amy’s heart and informs her work.

Amy, inspired by fashion editorials and historic paintings of aristocracy, matches everyday objects with rich backgrounds. The juxtaposition of the ordinary and the luxurious sparks an appreciation for the things we take for granted.

 

She paints to cultivate joy and an appreciation for the beauty that is all around us.

My work is a practice of gratitude

Fashion editorials and historic paintings of aristocracy are rich sources of inspiration. They are the perfect combination of light, fashion and artistry.

 

I’m constantly exploring ways to portray ordinary life as glamorous. Art gives us eyes to see. Everyday objects with luxurious backgrounds create a juxtaposition which sparks an appreciation for the things we take for granted.
 

My work is the practice of gratitude. It is the cultivation of joy and an appreciation for the beauty that is all around us. In the beauty of the ordinary I am reminded to be grateful and to use my privileges for the good of others.

CV

1st place Resident's choice -Aljoya Mercer Island

Artco Framing and Gallery, July-September 2022

Anxious Tomato
, Online Gallery July 2022

Celebrating Dreams
 showcase, May-June 2022

Member of Women Painter's of Washington, 2022

Show at Tacoma Consignment, February 4th- March 11th 2022

                                                        
Arts at the Armory, 2021, 2022

Interview feature in Creative Boom, October 5th 2021

 
September 11th, 2021 Solo Art Exhibit, The Perkin Building

2021 featured in Envision Arts Magazine, edition #6

2020 collaboration with Grit City Magazine, edition #10

2020-2021 Nova Expansion Gallery

2017-2021 Tacoma Studio Tour

2015 Gage Academy of Art, Portfolio Intensive (5 week youth program)