Barbara A. Lewis

Wildlife Artist / Naturalist

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Building Courage

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:30 AM

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.

~ Georgia O'Keeffe


  I always try and find an interesting quote to start each of my blogs, but this one by Georgia O’Keeffe fits my goals and dreams for 2015 and the growth I am working to achieve as an artist this year. I greatly admire Georgia and artists like her who found their voice an...

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Time To Climb A Mountain

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 1:35 AM

"You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain."

~ Tom Hiddleston


  Wow! It's another new year! Time to reflect on the...

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Master Artist Mike Sibley - thank you!!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM

"I firmly believe that you cannot successfully draw what you do not understand, so all
opportunities to sketch from life, or even from photographs, are always worthwhile."

~ Mike Sibley


 

 

  I just completed Mike Sibley's "Drawing from Line to Life" workshop held at our local art society and I ...

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Ready, Set, DRAW!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM

"I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen"

Frederick Franck (1909 - 2006) Dutch American sculptor


I love adding a quote to each of my blogs - its a jumpstart to my thoughts on what subject I will be writing about - in this case, drawing. I think Frederick Franck sums it up so well - you can take p...

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Think Positive

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 2:25 AM

All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart,
which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.

~ Maya Angelou


We lost a great poet and author recently when Maya Angelou passed away. Her words and thoughts have always inspired me, so I thought I would quote her regarding artis...

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New Year, Renewed Faith

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Psalms 30:5: Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.


Unfortunately, my life froze after my nephew Adam's death in May 2011. Going through the up and downs of the grieving process has taken its toll on me and my husband and our family, but I remember the last words that my precious nephew said to me were: “Aunt Barb, I always said y...

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Masterclass with John and Suzie Seerey-Lester

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Accomplished artists are those who have proved themselves to be the best at what they do. 'Master' is the title often given to such a person, and rightly so: They've established themselves as worthy of the title through many years of study, and devotion of their lives to their craft. ~ Daniel J. Keys


I have a list of who's who among wildlife artists - peo...

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Simply Fun!

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.

Heinrich Heine


As a multi-media artist, I enjoy working with a variety of materials - from pastels to paint and everything in between. I love to explore new materials as well and enjoy getting a sneak peak when my ...

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Finding Beauty

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 6:40 AM

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. 

~ Vincent Van Gogh


I not only work as a wildlife artist in my home studio, but have a full time graphic design job as well. Unfortunately, my graphic design job requires that I sit 8 to 10 hours a day in front of a computer, with two 1...

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Fall: My Favorite Time Of Year

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Growing up the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, I was privileged to see four seasons - each with its own beauty and uniqueness. But my favorite season has always been fall - I enjoy the cool nights, the migratory birds - the changing colors of the landscape. And eventhough we live in Florida, we still have fall - although it is very subtle in comparison with the rest of the U.S. Our summers are brutally hot and long and we are threatened by hurricanes and tropical storms, so fall is a welcom...

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