Three times honored at the Carmel Art Festival and winner of the Monterey Plein Air Festival, Robert Lewis has had a long career in art as an illustrator, designer, and fine artist. Lewis’ work is part of the permanent collection of the Academy Art Museum on the East Coast and is shown in several galleries. Before returning to his native California and taking up plein air landscape oil painting he worked in watercolor, scratchboard, paper sculpture, and acrylics, exhibiting his imaginative works. Lewis lives and works in Pacific Grove where he has his studio. He also maintains a small studio in San Jose, California.
Robert Lewis has lived in nearly every region of the country from Alaska to the Deep South, from the California to Maryland. This variety of scenery has contributed to his long fascination with the enduring beauty of the landscape. Plein air painting is the perfect expression of his love of landscape and being in the landscape.
When painting en plein air Lewis paints in oil on canvas on location, finishing his paintings on site in a single sitting. His studio work is often based on plein air. Lewis maintains a painting studio in Pacific Grove, California.
More information and an extensive online gallery is at www.robertlewisart.com.
Academy Museum of Art, Easton, Maryland
Gallery Elite, Carmel, California
Christopher Morgan Galleries, Palm Desert, California
Exhibits and Competitions
Plein Air Easton Competition Exhibit, Easton, Maryland 2009
Plein Air Easton Competition Exhibit, Easton, Maryland 2008
“Beyond Place:Paintings of Erin Lee Gafill and Robert Lewis”, Le Beau Soleil Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, August 2007
“My California: Portals and People”, National Steinbeck Center, March – May 2007
“Harvest Land: Landscapes by Robert Lewis, Barker Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2006
“Our Landscape: Celebrating the Beauty of Maryland’s Eastern Shore” Academy Museum of Art, Easton Maryland, Permanent Collection
“Inside/Outside: Landscapes by Robert Lewis”, Sheppard Art Gallery, Ellicott City, Maryland, July 2006
“The Passionate Landscape”, Robert Lewis Fine Art Studio, Spring 2006
“Grace Your Walls”, Robert Lewis Fine Art Studio, Winter 2005
“The Bordeaux Countryside”, Robert Lewis Fine Art Studio, October 2005
“Farmlands, Wetlands: Landscapes of San Jose”, Stone Griffin Gallery, Campbell, October-November 2005
“Sirens of the Garden”, Founder’s Choice Award, TomatoFest 2005
“The Colorful Coast: Landscapes of the Monterey Peninsula”, Robert Lewis Fine Art Studio, June 2005
“Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Exhibit”, Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival 2005
“See the Gift”, Robert Lewis Fine Art Studio, Holiday Show, 2004
“The Challenge of Plein Air”, Robert Lewis Fine Art Studio, October 2004
“Views of the Land: Plein Air Painters of the Monterey Peninsula”, Pebble Beach, September 2004
“Two Views”, Alvarado Gallery, Monterey, August 2004
“2004 Monterey Plein Air Festival”, First Place Winner, Monterey 2004
“Carmel Art Festival 2003 Plein Air Competition”, Honorable Mention, Carmel 2003
“Plein Air Sunscapes”, The Art House, Pacific Grove, CA, 2003
“Coyote Valley Artists”, Gallery Kiosk, San Jose, CA 2003