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CAROLYN LEWIS, OPA

carolyn@lewisstudio.com       www.lewisstudio.com       330-414-3545

“Capturing the mood of the moment and the effect of light is an important goal in my work.” – Carolyn E. Lewis

A commendable quality of Lewis’ work is the feeling one experiences of actually being in the scene while viewing her strongly designed landscapes.  Lewis continues, “…but most of all, I enjoy the process of creating art and communicating the atmosphere and drama of my subject.”

The art of Carolyn Lewis is inspired by nature, wildlife, and people.  It is sensitive without being overly sentimental.  Her commissioned portraits of individuals and animals, and her powerful landscapes, are steadily gaining acclaim in national and international art circles.

Her awards and honors are many.  She teaches classes in Akron, OH and workshops here in the US and abroad. 

Along with several solo exhibitions, Carolyn Lewis has been selected to exhibit in many local, regional and national art competitions. Some of these include the Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Ohio Plein Air Society National Competitions, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters , the Carmel Art Festival Invitational Competition, and the Plein Air Tucson Invitational. Carolyn also participated in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club National Exhibition, New York, ViewPoint National, Cincinnati Art Club, the Akron Society of Artists’ Grand Exhibition, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Annual, Oil Painters of America Annual and the OPA Midwestern Regional; the American Impressionists Society as well as many other local exhibitions. 

In addition, Carolyn often serves as a juror for exhibitions. Recently, she was Juror of Awards for the OPA 2014 Eastern Regional Exhibition at the Eisele Gallery Of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH.

and the Oil Painters of America 2016 Salon Show held at the Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, IN. 

 Signature membership status includes:  Oil Painters of America,  Akron Society of Artists, Ohio (Past President and Emeritus).  Carolyn also has General membership status in the American Impressionists Society and is a Charter member of the Ohio Plein Air Society; Ohio, Portrait Society of America and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.. 

She is the author of  Land and Light Workshop, Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Oils  by North Light Books, and an accompanying video/DVD entitled Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Oils by Teaching Art, Ltd.

PUBLICATIONS

Land and Light Workshop, Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Oils  by Carolyn E. Lewis.

North Light Books  2005

Painting Mood and Atmosphere, Video and DVD demonstration by Carolyn E. Lewis

Teaching Art Ltd., UK  2005

Series of 4 articles (July, September, November 2005 and January 2006) by Carolyn E. Lewis

Paint Magazine, SAA, (The Society For All Artists,) UK

The Ultimate Guide to Painting from Photographs edited by James Markle and Layne Vanover

North Light Books 2005

Artist’s Digital Photo Reference – Landscapes edited by Erin Nevius

North Light Books, 2006

Artists Photo Reference – Landscapes by Gary Greene.

North Light Books, 2001.

1 of 6 featured artists.  Featured on cover.

The Artist’s Magazine  National Landscape Competition, 1998.

Abandoned
Blackhand Gorge
Chicken Little's Farm
Retired Fire Tanker
Weathered