Lewis Art Williams
October Art Instillation @ The MARC (111 E. 100 N.)
Lewis Art Williams has been enamored with the acts of creating art for over 40 years. He works in a wide variety of mediums, including oil and acrylic paints, pastels, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. He is experienced in teaching art to a broad spectrum of students, including very young and elderly, and those with special needs. He experienced a 4 yr. apprenticeship with world renowned iconographer Br. Robert Lentz, O.F.M. He finds it a labor of love to ‘write’ these beautiful religious images in the Byzantine style. Since 2012, he has found his love of history, nature and landscape challenged by Plein Air Painting. On the eve of his 60th birthday, a powerful idea came to him as he re-evaluated his place in the world, and the status of his art career. This became the “Paint My Way ‘Cross The USA-By Bike!” adventure, where he decided to ‘rattle his cage,’ a little, to see what fell out for his ‘second half’ of life! He and his wife left San Diego, Ca. March 1, 2021, following the Old Spanish Trail to Santa Fe, NM, then The Santa Fe Trail from there, on its’ bicentennial, to its origin in Franklin, Missouri, creating art daily as they cycled the country. After that, the route was more free-form till its completion in Bar Harbor, Maine August 1, 2021. The images in this show are part of the legacy of that sojourn, and I am hopeful you can connect with the experience!