Russell R. Lewis


“In a time of computer-generated art through downloadable applications, there is nothing that compares to the soul, passion, and desire of the human spirit & the human experience. That will always be the difference and the value in the work. This I stand on.”

   Russell Lewis is a Washington, DC native who attended the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. His passion and skill saturate his paintings with vivacity. Lively colors dance around the canvas as his intriguing use of texture commands the eye to closer scrutiny.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts from 1984 to 1988 -DiplomaCommunication Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia) BFA Communication Art and Illustration 

Career Highlights
Hargrove Decorating Corporation - art development Washington, DC.
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC museum assistant
PSI Family Services, Washington, DC. - Creative Arts Counselor, teaching expression through art to mentally and/or physically disabled individuals

Solo Selected & Group Exhibitions
T. Miller Gallery – Baltimore, Maryland
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center – Washington, District of Columbia
H & F Fine Arts – Mount Rainier, Maryland
The Pehl Collection – Eldersburg, Maryland
Voice Against Abuse Fundraiser – Los Angeles, Maryland
T. Miller Gallery – Baltimore, Maryland
Just Lookin’ Gallery
Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher Law
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Superwomen “Stop the Cycle of Child Abuse” - Los Angeles CA
Virgin Atlantic Airlines VIP Lounge, Dulles Airport VA

Selected Murals
Yohnnex Sports Body Building Exhibit – Alexandria, Virginia
The Industry Restaurant – Atlanta, Georgia
Reggie’s Café – Lanham, Maryland
Skip Fleming, former owner of WKYS
Department of Homeland Security
Reggie Williams (NBA)

Selected Commissions
Charles E. Day Author of The Tenth Man, Book Illustrations, Fort Washington MD
Simbi Khali Williams Actress & Writer, Los Angeles CA
Keith Sweat, Recording Artist, Atlanta, GA
Glen Harris Sports Show Channel 8, Temple Hills MD
Third Eye Music CD/Album Cover, Temple Hills MD
National Geographic Children’s Magazine