BIO Shellie Lewis is a 91’ graduate from the College of Charleston earning a Bachelor Degree of Arts with a Concentration in Painting. She studied under the late Michael Tyzack, Manning Williams, Michel Phillips, Cliff Peacock and Herb Parker. Shellie works in oil and mix media and has sold and has been exhibiting her work throughout the South East since 2010. Shellie has been featured on the cover of Art Magazine of Charleston, The Laurel of Asheville, BOLD Life magazine and was featured in WNC outdoor and travel and Native eyewear promotional Locals Only Project. Shellie’s work is currently used for the promotional labels of Bobbos bloody mary, Bobbo Q sauce and their dry rub. Her work also has been used and studied for Art Therapy classes and she also designed the cover of Ashes of Old Ways music album cover.
ARTIST STATEMENT My work is a direct reflection of my mood and emotional state. The Act of creating is also a struggle for me that opens a new conversation and awareness within myself. The process of my creations begin with writing, sketching randomly and rhythmically, applying various marks and splotches of paint, then I apply and remove paint to reveal images, developing them to my liking. This process may take minutes, hours or weeks to complete. I love the imperfect, the mistakes and the adrenaline that drives me to solving them, and by sharing my art I hope to connect to others. Making art is also a means of solitude, a time to talk to God and a safe place of recovery and healing.