life of the artist is, in relation to his work, stern and lonely. He
has labored hard, often amid deprivation, to perfect his skill. He has
turned aside from quick success in order to strip his vision of
everything secondary or cheapening. His working life is marked by
intensive application and intense discipline." John F.
|True art flows from within,
this is never more apparent than with abstract
art where no
recognizable subject serves to buffer the inner soul of the artist from
the viewer. Abstract art has been defined as "art that picks up where
religious art left off--it renders the same feelings; purified essence
of color and form." The art that results from Denice's brush strokes
are magnificent manifestations of her internal spirit and the powerful
emotions that are conveyed to the viewer are often intense and primal.
forays into color,
texture and light lead us on a path to inner joy, beauty and bliss, or
equally important into self-examination, including sensitive and
painful memories. All art is subjective, abstract art even more
so, but for those who connect with Denice's paintings the emotional
charge is all too real as the following comment from one so touched
"Denice Lewis' paintings are
kick ass. There is life in them. Often with abstract expressionist art
there is an "unresolved" quality to the work--a lot of 'Look at my
talent--I'll show you my skill'. Ms Lewis shows you what she KNOWS.
Rather than feeling that she has lead us to a place of her design, we
feel that her life experience has pulled from her a secret that she now
feels compelled to share with us. Each painting
seems to complete an
idea or emotion.
|While certainly impressive, the work
importantly--satisfying. She makes paint seem to move, usually in our
direction. Her "hard work" never shows--only her pleasure at
discovering a new thing, which, at once, becomes ours. Sometimes, she
makes you feel sort of like you're seeing color for the first time. You
feel like your eyes have opened a little wider--as if, instead of a
canvas, she has painted on light. When she wants to, she has the
ability to make you feel good, like hope itself. Ms Lewis delivers
generously--like an explorer who has returned from a long journey with
something living, something new, something for you."
In a special Tribute Art Series, available by individual
commission only, Denice uses her artistic abilities, combined with an
innate ability to connect with the essence of one's being, to create
lasting memories in abstract form of departed loved ones.
Using a pinch of the cremains, and engaging in dialogue with the loved
ones, Denice captures the spirit, the soul, the memories of the
There is much, much
Denice Lewis than abstract artist, or even tribute artist: there
is a whole life of wondrous experience and incredible adversity, which
is available elsewhere, but this site is designed to showcase her
art….we leave it to you to explore
her work and hope that it reaches you, touches you and inspires you.