How did you develop your unique style?
Farley Lewis: I spent years doing murals, graphics and signs, and it gave me an eye for good composition and an ability to paint quickly. These have served me well as a plein air artist. Doing murals also taught me to paint so that the subject pops into focus at a distance, which frees me to lean into abstraction and keeps me from getting bogged down in unnecessary details.
How do you describe success?
Farley Lewis: I like awards as much as the next guy, but I find if I’m not living for the good of others, the awards leave me empty at the end of the day. That’s why I love teaching workshops, giving back what others have poured into me. Success for me involves living for the eternal, and learning to genuinely care about others – as with painting, I have a lot to learn in this area.
To see more of Farley’s work, visit: http://www.farleylewis.com