Paeony Lewis creates artwork that encourages us to ponder our relationship with the natural world.
Currently, Paeony is studying for a Master’s degree in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) in the UK. Her postgraduate art is underpinned by a science degree in Environmental Sciences (University of East Anglia), and a past career in publishing with picture books published in nineteen countries. This makes for an interesting combination of art, science and words.
Over the past year Paeony’s work has taken a new direction. Experiments with alternative photography transformed her art, usually without the intervention of a camera. She is captivated by the way light and the essence of nature produce images that create a different way of seeing.
Inspired by the nineteenth-century pioneers of photography, Paeony uses contemporary alternative techniques to focus on twenty-first century environmental issues. Through the medium of light, new light is shone on the ordinary, to reawaken our connection with nature.