Whether you are a beginner or professional, watching other artists paint can be inspiring. It doesn't matter if you prefer a different medium or method ... acrylic or oil, if you like to paint on canvas or wood, if you prefer abstract, expressionism, or realism... or if you are just learning to paint or have been painting for years.Read More
Tracy offers some amazing insight on how she finds inspiration for her art and business. She shares how she maintains that creativity even through those dreadful "blocks." And what it looks like for her and her husband to run the business together.Read More
Y'all, can I just tell you that I know I'm blessed.
I had such a fun time getting to know the other amazing women artists at the Dorothy Art Pop-Up this past weekend. We chatted about things we had in common and other artist's we like and admire. We talked about our families and just life in general. We shared our passions and it felt so good to be in a space with these girls who all love to paint and create!
It was a pretty awesome day and it just confirmed how much I love what I do and how much I love my city! Memphis is full of some amazing creatives.
Monday I did a Facebook Live video. I really just wanted to express to y'all how much I appreciate YOU! I shared my heart behind why I paint and how it helps me to be a better me. If you want to know more about that you can still watch the video.
Dreams & Feathers Series
10.27.16 at Noon!
Several weeks ago I saw a quote that really resonated with me and made me think hard about the message I want to pass onto my boys.
As their mom, I want so much to help my boys discover and really know the dreams that God places in their hearts. And because it's a God-given dream they can chase that dream with all that's in them. I want them to put aside what the world sometimes tells us and focus only on what God has put in their heart. That is their true calling and purpose! Dreams can be a reality.
This was the beginning of my Dreams & Feathers series. I first painted a larger piece, 24 x 36, and then went on to do several smaller sizes, thus the beginning of my first series was born. These will be available in the shop this Friday at noon.
So can I just say it again? I'm really blessed by the people that God has surrounded me with, both here beside me in my community and also in this online world of social media and the internet. Thank you for always supporting and being a positive force spurring me on!
Welcome & Hello!
Y'all, I'm so excited and a little nervous to be bringing you my brand new website, Melissa Lewis Art.
For almost fifteen years I've had the absolute privilege of working alongside my business partner and soul sister at Off The Wall Home. No worries, we are still going strong and painting around town. But we have finally both taken the time for ourselves in addition to that to really delve into our own personal art.
A couple of years ago, we began selling our hand lettered illustrations and gifts on Etsy and will continue to do so for now. But it became a bit blurry as we tried navigating our Instagram and Facebook OTWH pages as we shared our personal art. Therefore, we have made the exciting decision and commitment to share our work on our own social media accounts and websites.
I hope you will follow along with me on this new and exciting part of my journey.
I'm sure you've noticed that Instagram has become the first love of artist's! It's one of the best social media platform to interact with our friends and show our work and process. Be sure you follow my Instagram and Facebook account to follow my behind the scenes, inspirations, works in progress and the be the first to see any new work.
Thank you for all the love you have always shown me! Thank you for helping me to feel safe as I share something that represents a vulnerable piece of me! You are the best and I know how blessed I am to have you here.