W. Vaughn Lew
|T-014 New Spring pastel 17x25 $700|
I have been drawing since I can remember, and that lead me eventually to major in commercial art at Sacramento State. Our instructor was DeWitt Whistler Jayne, a prominent commercial artist, illustrator, and portrait painter. He was a huge influence.
|O-116 Lewis Ranch Road oil 18x24 $700|
After graduation I went on to get a teaching credential and was fortunate to get an art teaching job at Elk Grove High School. I taught art for several years, but decided to get into construction.
I eventually became a contractor and worked at that profession until my wife Glenda, daughter Melissa and I moved to Murphys in 2008, and built a home. That's when I started painting again. My mediums are oil, pastels and prismcolor pencils.
One thing is certain, art requires a commitment. I fell that I now have a bit more time and space to concentrate on my painting. landscapes, townscapes, wildlife, portraits, old cars and machinery, and any other "good stuff" I like are my subjects. My goal is to create images that are well composed, spacial, and form-full, and that bring the viewer an opportunity to pause and reflect.