Profile: Hiroko Lewis

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Combining tempera, oil, and haku metal leaf, I aim to integrate representation and abstraction. Starting with a hint of something remembered or observed, often derived from nature, my work expands these fragments into a new world using a process of construction, destruction, and reconstruction, in search of another sensory reality.


Sometimes many pictures hide under the surface of a single canvas, the result of this long battle of exploration. 

After graduating in Fine Art at Kanazawa college of Art, I pursued a career as artist, porcelain pattern designer, and illustrator in Japan. Since moving to Brighton in 2011, I have focused on fine art.



Artist open House in Brighton, May 2018: She is opening her house for the first time at Fiveways trail. Every weekend in May

Gallery news! Hiroko now has paintings on display and for sale at the Forest Gallery in Petworth. These include pictures from the Forest Dawn and Dusk series, Silhouette, and Verdure II. Visit the gallery's page via this link.

Art Bright in July 2017Eight-artist show at Brighton's Jubilee Library from 3–16 July 

Artists Open Houses in Brighton, May 2017: She exhibited at Art at 23, 23 Harrington Road and 358 Ditchling Road from 6–28 May.

Cripps LLP commission:  "Resonance" is now on display in the foyer of the new Cripps lawyer's building in Tunbridge Wells.

ING Discerning Eye exhibition: Three pictures were selected and shown at the Mall Galleries in London from 17–26 Nov 2016.


Artists Open Houses in Brighton, Christmas 2016: She exhibited at Chevalier House, 20 Stanmer Park Road near Fiveways from 26 Nov–11 Dec.


Art in Brighton 2016: She featured in this artist’s directory with her own full page.


Big Heart Auction: One work was donated and sold at an online auction hosted by eBay in July 2016, in support of Chestnut Tree House