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Creativity Explored

Tonya Lewis

Tonya Lewis was born in Texas in 1962 and began making art at Creativity Explored in 1990.

A very physical artist, Lewis enjoys the tactile qualities of paint, paper-mache, and pastels. She likes to layer different media and etch into her work after it has dried to reveal the colors beneath. Her art varies between abstract and figurative, and she prefers to work on a large scale. More recently Lewis has been interested in portraiture, painting likenesses of celebrities she admires.

Lewis’ sense of touch is not limited to her art making practices. She is a highly intuitive woman who has cured many backaches with her magic massages — a powerful way that she connects with friends, volunteers, and staff.

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Samples of Lewis' work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Pass Away - Dia de los Muertos Altar, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

2011
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA