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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Lance Hewison

     Lance Hewison (b. 1982) lives in San Francisco, CA. He graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts from Academy of Art University, and studied painting and printmaking in Italy in 2009. He is now an instructor at Academy of Art University. Lance is represented by John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, and exhibits internationally with The Art Collective in London.

     Lance works on large canvases and panels, and utilizes oil, acrylic, encasutic, and various printmaking techniques. The compositions typically feature single or multiple figures set within stark or abstracted environments. The artist portrays a variety of figures including historical men and women, mythological archetypes, self portraiture, and people close to him. A sense of movement and energy is stressed using loose brushwork and spontaneous markmaking. 

"Roles we perform as human beings--the various characters we choose to project through dress or attitude--are more mercurial than we might intitally suspect. At any moment and perhaps lasting only a fraction of time, they carry the potential to slip away and reveal an unscripted expression. Moments like this hold great fascination for me," says the artist. 

    Select works will be exhibited with The Art Collective from Nov 28 to Dec 16 at Lauderdale House in London, UK.


2009     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA


2009     AAU Study Abroad Scholarship
2009     AAU Spring Show, California Society of Printmakers, Best in Show
2009     AAU Spring Show, Outstanding Body of Work in Printmaking
2009     AAU Spring Show, Outstanding Body of Work in Painting


2010-present     Academy of Art University, Instructor, Art Education Department


2009     Academy of Art University, Summer Study Abroad Program, Corciano, Italy

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