Artist Farley Lewis with his plein air painting
Farley Lewis on site with a painting called “Simpler Times” he did early in 2022.

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:

acrylic painting of snow scene by river
Farley Lewis, In the Stillness, 14 x 18 in, acrylic on panel, 2021
acrylic painting of sunlight hitting mountains
Farley Lewis, Sunrise Splendor, 14 x 23 in, acrylic on panel, 2022



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