The Painted Word by Alec Lewis

Posted by Tenby Museum on Apr 26, 2018 Blog, Exhibition Archive No Comments

The new exhibition at the museum is The Painted Word by Alec Lewis.  This sales exhibition features 46 works by this locally based artist and officially opens on 27 April.  It runs until Sunday 10 June.

After studying at Carmarthen Art School Alec obtained a Diploma in Art & Design at Maidstone College of Art before entering world of advertising as an art director.

He worked on a variety of accounts in London like British Leyland Mini and Land-Rover, Big D Nuts and Pepsi, working with people like Twiggy, Henry Cooper, Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and Tony Gregg. Later Alec spent eleven years in Dubai and Bahrain working on the British Airways account.

Alec retired ten years ago and moved to Tenby and started painting again full time.

“This exhibition reflects my interest in the written word, whether it’s in music, poetry, myth or legend, and the people that have influenced my life – William Blake, Oscar Wilde and, of course, Dylan Thomas. Also included are my musical heroes like John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Elvis and Leonard Cohen

“I am also concerned about the environment and have painted many images of the Green Man – the perennial symbol of our unity with the natural world. He has always been with us especially in churches where the imagery was used as a link between Christianity and paganism”.

Please visit there Art For Sale page for further images and details.