A native of Brooklyn, New York, Renee Schwadron Lewis always loved the combination of texture and color. The confluence of cultures in NYC was especially an influential part of her life. Lewis received a B.F.A. in Fabric Design from the School of Art at Syracuse University. As part of the University’s Foreign Studies Program she studied Art History in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In her focus on Fabric Design (which included silk screening and weaving), Lewis developed an eye and proficiency with repetitive patterns – which continues to be a theme in her current work.
Her Post-Impressionist style drawings are created with a combination of oil crayons, color pencils and pastels – producing bold, stunning colors and creative themes capturing the colorful nature of women. At the core of her work are women – empowered, strong – yet vulnerable – linked to others, each other – and beautiful from within.
Lewis is an award winning artist and is represented by The Hub on Canal, New Smyrna Beach, The Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton and The A.T. Hun Gallery, Savannah. She has exhibited work at The Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, the Orlando Museum of Art with the Artists Registry, The Gallery at Mills Park, Orlando, City Arts Factory, Orlando and the Gainesville Fine Arts Association. She is also a member of the Artist’s Workshop, Beaux Arts Central Florida and the Art League of Daytona Beach. Additionally, she teaches classes and workshops for children and adults at the Orlando Museum of Art, the Casselberry Art House and The Hub on Canal. She resides in Winter Park, Florida.