James Nelson Lewis was born in Pennsylvania in 1953. He has a BFA degree from Columbus College of Art and Design. Before deciding to dedicate full time to painting, Lewis has had years of professional experience as an illustrator, art director, designer, and University art instructor. His painting is influenced by those experiences and time spent painting on location “en plain air”. The result is a sense of order, balanced by spontaneity and energetic palette knife and brushwork, direct and intuitive a poetic synthesis of simplification and expression.
“ I believe that creativity is a calling, requiring vision, pointing to our Creator, the source of the call and vision. Receiving inspiration and responding intuitively are functions of the spiritual nature, adding a dimension of beauty and mystery to our existence.”