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.