2020 Monuments & Canyons Artist: Lewis Williams


Lewis has been creating art for over 40 years. (“How could that be, he’s so young?” you’ll ask). It’s his life and vocation. He earned his BFA\Painting from N. Arizona Univ. 1983, and an MFA\ Painting from Utah St. Univ. 1991. His art interests are wide and varied in all paint and drawing media, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. Since 2012, he has returned to exploring sacred landscapes in plein air and studio works. His teaching experience is extensive, most recently as an Arts Educator with senior citizens in Western Co. He has successfully led many students in art demos and workshops.

His work has been awarded in many Plein Air events, as well as many national and international juried competitions,  with work held in a number of private collections. Earning four Artist in Residence positions with the BLM, his work was the single piece chosen for reproduction to promote their parks in 2014. He was awarded the Best Outdoor Still Life Category in the 6th Annual Plein Air Salon, juried by Irvine Museum Dir. Jean Stern. He was also selected for the Zion National Park Invitational Plein Air event 2018. Reproductions of his work are available for viewing and purchase at trinitystores.com and at his website.

Married with two children, he is a longtime resident of Montrose, Colorado. His goal for 2021 is to paint and bike his way across the USA.