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About Zaza Lewis

Zaza combines hand-cutting paper skills with colourful and textured fabrics to illustrate her ideas, without the need to use any paint.

The white spaces in between the cuts provide a breathing space and are important for the colour balance of the image. You experience a different picture from afar, and as you get closer it will start revealing itself piece by piece to the viewer.

You will find a happy mix of street scenes, nature, landscape and seascapes and even still life amongst her work.

Her unique and distinctive style is a combination of her passion and knowledge of textiles for many years, as well as a career as a freelance graphic designer and map maker for the publishing industry.

Originally from France, Zaza has won 3 awards for her paper-cut and fabric pictures, at exhibitions in the Midlands and Monmouthshire. She works from her studio amongst the creative community of Banks Mill in Derby.

She is also happy to discuss any commissions.

2018 Judges’ First Prize Summer Open Exhibition in Nottingham
2019 Highly Commended certificate for the Emerging Artist of the year Award, Creates Gallery in Monmouth
2021 Mixed Media Winner – Awarded by Nicola Winstanley from Creative Lives and Tony Turpin from Bromsgrove Arts Alive

2021 Mixed Media Winner

2019 Highly Commended certificate for the Emerging Artist of the year Award

2018 Judges’ First Prize Summer Open Exhibition


Working from the card cutting out the design


First commission, I love designing all the ironworks.

The Zaza Room as it is now called.

At the top of the stairs, someone thinks it’s the perfect fit.

“…My wife has brought the picture we purchased home and it’s wonderful. I’m very happy with it and we’re thinking hard about where to hang it “

Dear Zaza I am pleased to report that your lovely picture has been installed in our new room this evening…You can see that the wall was built specially to take the fire and the picture. Best wishes for your continued success

Bonsall landscape sold in 2022 looking lovely in a Bonsall house

Cherries on Blue linen all the way from Colorado, USA: “…finally had the cherries framed and I just love it! They look as though they always should have been in that spot. ❤️”

Sold at Patchings festival 2023

Sold at Art Surrey 2023