Inge Lewis, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement Inge Lewis was born and raised in Salzburg, Austria. Just recently she relocated from Miami Beach, Florida to Conway, South Carolina. She has been creating art for over 40 years and has traveled the world extensively. Inge's travels and diverse social and educational background inspire her work which stands out for her expressive and colorful designs.
Inge has shown her works throughout Europe, America and a had a solo exhibition at the famed Nikki Beach Club in South Beach, Florida. Her skill in combining the two disciplines of Fine Art and Graphic Design give her the ability to achieve a balanced composition of harmonious color and style.
She is a self-taught artist who began, as a child, copying van Gogh and Picasso. Her work often combines the contemporary and impressionistic. “I was fascinated with Van Gogh’s expression of emotions and with Picasso’s expressing space in strongly geometric terms,” she says.
Inge is passionate about her work and paints what she feels, in her art simplicity and complexity peacefully coexist. Both serenity and loneliness express themselves. Paintings within paintings reappear. “ I have always painted for me, ” she says, it was a place where I could go for safety and peace of mind.“