Helen Lewis

The paintings in this body of work use layers, marks, texture, and color to reference an allusion of something- a place, an object, or simply a feeling- such as a spring perennial garden, the sea at night, or lichen covered stones along a coastal Maine path.

Each of these pieces are painted with pigmented beeswax, either in the form of encaustic or cold wax medium, and incorporate oil paint, oil pigment stick, dry pigment, or pastel. Both mediums involve building up layers, then excavating, carving into and highlighting certain portions of the surface. I use a blow torch to fuse between the layers of my encaustic works. Several of these paintings combine both encaustic and cold wax technique. In some, I have embedded ephemera including old book covers and bindings, antique papers with handwritten script or portions of a sea captain’s navigational chart.

These techniques allow me to capture subtle nuances of color and texture that convey a sense of peace and tranquility.

 

Path Of Peace

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 48" x 72"
  • $9,500

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Diptych

Night Sea

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
On The Water

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
Bay At Iona

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
Surrounded

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750

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Seeing What You Look For

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000

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Spring Morning

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, pastel on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
Transition

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
Moss and Lichen

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, antique paper on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
I Am Certain

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, pastel, antique paper on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750
Star Gazing

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 10" x 10"
  • $600

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Finding The Way

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented Beeswax, Damar resin, vintage paper on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750
Hope Is The Thing

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, pastel, dry pigment on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750
Drawn To The Sea

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, buckram on wood panel
  • 40" x 30"
  • $3,500
Joy Breaks Through

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000
Past The Breakers

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 8" x 8"
  • $400
Find Rest

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 40" x 60"
  • $6,500

Diptych

Sage Advice

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 8" x 8"
  • $400

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On A Mission

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, darmar resin, sand on wood panel
  • 48" x 36"
  • $5,000
Someone Else's Story

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, darmar resin, oil on wood panel
  • 40" x 30"
  • $3,500
In My Heart

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, antique paper on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750
A Broad Place

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, sand, vintage paper on wood panel
  • 36" x 48"
  • $5,000
The Journey

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage paper on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750

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The Fog Is Rising

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 36" x 36"
  • $3,750
I Am With You Always

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 40" x 30"
  • $3,500
Seaside

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 8" x 8"
  • $400

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Oceanview

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 8" x 8"
  • $400
Oyster Shell

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book binding on wood panel
  • 6" x 6"
  • $200

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Old Growth

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 6" x 6"
  • $200
Sealed

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 8" x 8"
  • $400
Unbound

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover, book binding on wood panel
  • 10" x 10"
  • $600
Poetry Reading

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 10" x 10"
  • $600

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Story Telling

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 10" x 10"
  • $600
Harvest Ripening

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, vintage book cover on wood panel
  • 10" x 10
  • $600
Irish Morning

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 10" x 10"
  • $600
Reverberating

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 6" x 6"
  • $200

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Fading Blooms

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 6" x 6"
  • $200

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Beach Days

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin on wood panel
  • 8" x 8"
  • $400
Come up Higher

Helen Lewis

  • Pigmented beeswax, damar resin, oil on wood panel
  • 30" x 30"
  • $3,000