Farley Lewis is an award-winning artist who also paints murals and does house portraits, as well as commissioned paintings.

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My Story

I was twelve, and smitten by their beauty.

Tiny purple flowers growing along the river bank. They popped up every Spring, and every Spring I took pictures of them. It’s like they were calling my name.

I remember painting as a teen, smell of linseed oil, breathless thrill of making chipmunks appear on a canvas, thinking it was 10pm when it was closer to 2am. I was hooked.

They told me “You can’t make a living as an artist,” but after my first year as a reluctant business major, I decided to prove them wrong, or die trying. So I switched majors. Not long out of college I started a sign shop and graphic design/illustration studio. It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t know what you’re doing. I did my first mural at age 20, and over the next two decades I painted murals in Canada, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and all over the United States.

In January of 2018 I stepped out of my role as a pastor and answered the invitation I heard from those tiny purple flowers: capture on canvas the beauty that stirs my heart awake, and share it with the world. That’s what I do now; through paintings, workshops, videos, murals and house portraits.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I hope the beauty speaks to you as it spoke to me. I am smitten by the beauty of the One who created this big, amazing world. Nature is His art, and, as art always does, it reveals something of the nature of the artist. I think we all inherited His love for beauty.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1

Recent Awards

Spring Reverie

"Spring Reverie"

20" x 16"

Acrylic, Studio

Best of America Show

National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society, 2022

Honored & Retired

"Honored & Retired"

14" x 11"

Acrylic, Plein Air

Best of Show

Joplin Plein Air PaintOut, 2022

Downtown Charm

"Downtown Charm"

11" x 14"

Acrylic on Panel, Plein Air

Best of Show

Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival, 2022

Hope of a New Day

"Hope of a New Day"

24" x 12"

Acrylic on Panel, Plein Air

Best of Show

Augusta Plein Air Festival , 2022

In The Stillness

"In The Stillness"

14" x 11"

Acrylic on Canvas, Plein Air

1st Place

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Online Membership Show, 2022