Marshall Lewis paints in oil on canvas and oil on wood panels. Exposed woodgrain in parts of the paintings become part of the composition. Lewis also uses sculptural elements of mixed media protruding in low relief. In this way, the painting and sculpture form a bond combining elements of form and texture with rich colors.
“The possibility to fuse art and architecture with a single art form in an abstracted and organic way is formidable challenge,” states Lewis. “Combining these two disciplines in very abstract terms with the painted surface is an exciting concept for me as the artist.” The result is a concept of fantasy and a search for poetic possibilities.
Marshall Lewis’s paintings will be on display at the Cambria Library, 1043 Main Street, through the month of November.