Jill Lewis

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Flowers for an old Friend
acrylic on canvas
101 x 101 cm
Jill  Lewis Flight Path of a Lazy Dragonfly
Flight Path of a Lazy Dragonfly
acrylic on canvas
110 x 100 cm
Jill  Lewis
Garden Abstract #1
acrylic on canvas
76 x 152 cm
Jill  Lewis Elephants Summertime Play Pond
Elephant's Summertime Play Pond
acrylic on arches paper
92 x 120 cm
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Jill  Lewis Equine Flirtation
Equine Flirtation
mixed media on canvas
76 x 152 cm
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Jill  Lewis Garden Abstract _2
Garden Abstract #2
acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
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Jill  Lewis Garden Window
Garden Window
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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Leaves in 3 Vases
acrylic on canvas
101 x 101 cm
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Jill  Lewis Spring Turning Into Summer
Spring Turning Into Summer
acrylic on canvas
101 x 101 cm
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Jill  Lewis The Rich Tapestry of a Simple Life
The Rich Tapestry of a Simple Life
acrylic on canvas
101 x 101 cm
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Jill  Lewis Waiting For Cleo
Waiting For Cleo
acrylic on canvas
122 x 102 cm
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Jill  Lewis Where Moonlit Forest Meets The Sea
Where Moonlit Forest Meets The Sea
acrylic on canvas
76 x 100 cm
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Jill  Lewis

Jill Lewis

Jill Lewis Biography

Jill Lewis conjures fragmentary, dream-like moments on canvas through multi-layered negotiations that translate into a sense of the familiar. The viewer is embroiled in a pictorial journey, at once candidly child-like and extraordinarily sophisticated. Lewis skilfully weaves snippets of ‘everyday life’ into playful and poetic tapestries of mythological animals and fanciful objects. The result is a substantial body of work over twenty years,  narrating life's elusive and private moments on her canvases. The artist delves into ancient cultures, borrowing symbols, sacred objects and totems, then employing her iconic mythical creatures. A painterly and spontaneous mark-making technique of rich earthy hues, and gelati colour bombs, emphasise the personal metaphors and private moments underlying her stories. This lyrical and primitive universe forms a theatrical stage for her fantastical cast of bazaar creatures and characters.

Jill Lewis Resumé

Four years at RMIT with teachers including Andrew Sibley, Jan Senbergs, James Meldrum and Rick Amor imbued a requirement for some measure of toughness within the work... I learnt that superficial decoration can be pleasing, but that paintings need strong bones to succeed. Exhibiting at Roar Studios in 1984 exposed me to the Roar artists... exhilarating and stimulating... Later, having children.. watching them draw and paint... gave me a love and appreciation of the spontaneous gesture. Their intuitive free spirited drawings made my own work feel labored and restrictive, and inspired a new approach.

The artist's formative years of keen observation and self-discovery shaped two decades of exhibiting as well as major commissions in Queensland and Melbourne. Lewis has painted full-time to satisfy demand for her unique work. Her work is represented in collections worldwide and throughout Australia.

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