I am fascinated with texture, patina, old script, typography and ephemera that speak of the passage of time. Weathered aging brick, peeling paint, lichens and moss on rocks are all intriguing and beautiful to me. These elements and marks made beautiful by human hands and by nature frequently inspire my artwork. My art hints at layers and invites the viewer deeper. I particularly love the luminous qualities and depth of layers that emerge with encaustic and cold wax and oil painting.
My creative process is an extension of my contemplative nature. In creating, I work to follow the intuitive nudges I sense within my spirit. In essence, I am invited deeper and I seek to reflect that invitation through my art.
My hope is that my art conveys a quality of peace and serenity and that it might bring more light into your heart and life. Ephesians 1:17 – “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…”
About helen lewis
Helen Lewis concentrates her fine art in the areas of encaustic, cold wax and oil, and mixed-media collage. She is represented by several galleries, exhibiting in both group and solo shows, as well as selling her work online. Her art is in private collections across the United States. Through her company, Illuminating Words, she also does calligraphy work for clients.
Helen is pleased to have her collage work included in the inspiration gallery section of the book The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, released in August 2015. Her work has been featured in several other magazines and publications.
Helen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her early work history included positions in public relations and advertising / communications. She currently works creating art in her home studio in northeast Ohio, where she lives with her husband, Brad, and her yellow lab, Everett.