Vivid Portraiture


 20131104-by-Kathryn-Usher-180w  Sarah Lewis considers herself a contemporary nomad — in the past 10 years, she has lived in eight cities, including spending the better part of a year in Speicher, Germany. Currently, she enjoys living in Shreveport, Louisiana, though she will always call Texas home.

      Travel has always played an important role in Ms. Lewis’ life – at the age of nine, she first traveled overseas to Brisbane, Australia. Since then, she has spent significant time in rural Germany and France, and Santiago, Chile, as well as visiting several European nations and of course Canada and Mexico. Road trips within the continental United States happen several times a year. The opportunity to explore new places and enjoy regional food and drink is irresistible to her. Of course, every trip requires at least one visit to the local art museums!

      Her travels are partly responsible for Ms. Lewis’ vocation in art. A visit to Paris and the Louvre when she was sixteen rekindled a serious interest in art, and she began to pursue art history. That pursuit led to taking studio classes, and Ms. Lewis rediscovered her devotion to and need for making art. She has studied studio art at several universities, and expects to receive her bachelor’s of science in Arts Administration from Minot State University in the near future.

      Today, Ms. Lewis’ work focuses on portraits and nudes, with the occasional still life. She is pursuing two related bodies of work: one in acrylic, and one in woodblock and linocut reduction prints.