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About Zaza Lewis

However, ma passion was always art and mainly anything to do with textiles. I have accumulated a collection and fabrics over the years, and it was inevitable I was eventually allow myself to take time out to reconnect and experiment, and ultimately challenge myself again using fabrics. This is when this technique of mixing card and fabrics was born.

It has taken me a few years to get to a good enough standard, and in 2018, I began exhibiting my work. First in local art events, and feeling encouraged by the response, I began travelling to various art fairs nationally. Like all artists I have seen my confidence grow and to me, success is from within, when you look at a finished piece and feel really proud you have achieved this and you love it. It obviously helps even more if other people also agree with you!

I find my inspiration all around me, and will introduce very high contrasts and bright colours whenever I can, as this is what works for me. The intricate detailed ironwork balcony or doorway, to a pier and beach, or a coastal landscape are all so inspiring to me. I also love plants, from the foxgloves in my garden to a field full of sunflowers. This wouldn’t be complete without the sometimes quirky subjects like a box of clementines or a bowl of cherries, which are also great fun to do.

I have lived and worked in England for a number of years as a freelance graphic designer and also specialised in historical map making. I was born and grew up in the South-West of France in Pau near the Pyrénées mountains.

I look forward to welcoming you to my studio or at an event near you.

I am also happy to discuss any commissions.

 

Awards

2021 Mixed Media Winner

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

2018 Judges’ First Prize Summer Open Exhibition

 

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Working from the card cutting out the design
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Testimonials

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 looking lovely in a Bonsall house

“Morning Zaza, We were admiring our picture this morning, when a beam of sunlight from the skylight hit it. The effect was so pretty. The area hit by the light stood out in relief making it looked 3D. Shadows appeared bringing everything to life. I’ve tried to capture it for you to see.”

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. ❤️“

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