Carolyn Lewis

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Carolyn Lewis

United States

Carolyn E. Lewis, OPA
      2325 26th St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


"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. Carolyn’s portraits include benefactors, lawyers, CEOs and clergy.

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 and St. Augustine, FL, Oil Painters of America Annual and the OPA Eastern Regional; the American Impressionists Society, 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, and the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Annual.
Her awards and honors are many.  She has taught classes and workshops for 30 years in the US and some abroad.

In addition, Carolyn often serves as a juror for exhibitions. Recently, she was Juror of Awards for the Oil Painters of America 2014 Eastern Regional Exhibition at the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH and the Oil Painters of America 2016 Salon Show, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

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


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.


Lewis is represented by the the following galleries:

Group Ten Gallery, Kent, OH

Hudson Fine Art & Framing Company, Hudson, OH

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

Mary Williams Fine Arts Gallery, Boulder, CO

Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN

* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 14th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.