Stacy Lewis is a North Carolina artist whose paintings reflect her love of animals. While they are built on a solid drawing foundation, their dramatic color, textural collage and animated whimsy make them unique.
Each painting combines a wide variety of elements. The canvas is first covered with paper, then loose watercolor washes are applied for an underpainting. Acrylic paints, soluble pencils, inks and other watermedia are used in later layers to build up rich, luminous colors. Paper, metallic paints or textured foil are sometimes used for focal objects, and the final work is varnished for protection. Samples of her work can be found at www.StacyLewis.com.