Pastel Demo By Renee Lewis

Renee Lewis is a native of Brooklyn, NY.

Renee always loved the combination of texture and color. The confluence of cultures in NYC was especially influential in her life.

Lewis received a B.F.A. in Fabric Design from the School of Art at Syracuse University. She studied Art History in Amsterdam, Netherlands as part of the University's Foreign Studies Program.

In her focus on fabric design (which included silk screening and weaving), Lewis developed an eye for and proficiency with repetitive patterns, which continues to be a theme in her current work.

Her Post-Impressionist style drawings are created with a blend of oil crayons, colored pencils, and pastels on black paper or mat board – producing bold, stunning colors and creative themes capturing the colorful nature of women.

At the core of her work are women – empowered, strong – yet vulnerable, linked to others, and beautiful within while sustaining the universe.