Welcome to Yelena Lewis’s blog, featuring original artwork and writing in English and Russian by Yelena Lewis.

I was born in the USSR of the pre-Perestroika era in Moscow where I have received my first degree in Teaching English. I have left Russia and lived in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. I have received my second degree in Humanities from the UK Open University.

I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United States: the sum of my life experience, my studies and travelling constitute an inexhaustible well of inspiration for creative work in painting and writing.

I spent three years learning to sketch from models at the Ateliers de l’Academy in Ferney-Voltair, France.

I studied water color with Maître Alain Gegout.

I have exhibited my work individually, as well as a participant of collective exhibitions in France, Switzerland, Italy and the UK

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Solo Exhibitions


March 2017 Travelling Light”, Geneva, Switzerland.
April 2013 “Look to the East, Look to the West”, La Ruine Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
July 2011 “Postcards from Japan”, Chateau de Voltaire, Orangerie, Ferney-Voltaire, France.
June 2011 Galerie Les Toiles Filantes, Annemasse, France.
May 2011 Club “Ethno”, Geneva, Switzerland.
October 2007 Salle Victor Duruy, Cluny, France.
October 2007 “Words are not Enough”, Cisterna di Latina, Cisterna, Italy.
February 2007 Iorsh Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
June 2006 L’Arcade Chausse Coqs, Geneva, Switzerland.
May 2006 Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
May 2005 L’Arcade Chausse Coqs, Geneva, Switzerland.

Collective Exhibitions

Decembr 2020 – January 2021 International Exhibition “The Looking-Glass and Through It”

St.Persburg Museum of XX-XI Centuary Art, Russia

July 2018                    Parallax Art Fair, Kensington, London, UK

July 2017                    “As it Stands”, 100Year Gallery, London, UK

December 2016 Art Market in Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland.
December 2016 “A Night in Paris” Ballet Christmas Show, Salon du Lac at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Switzerland.
May 2016 “Melodies’emotions”, An Exhibition of Art by the Russian Diaspora, Gallerie d’Anieres, 18 Rue Centrale,  Anieres, Switzerland.
December 2015 “Izba 3” Exhibition, La Ruine Gallery, 22 Rue des Vollande, Geneva,  Switzerland.
April 2012 Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland.
February 2012 Les Toiles Filantes, Annemasse, France.
December 2010 La Ruine Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
July 2010 Halle Nord, Geneva, Switzerland.
May 2010 Ge Grave, Geneva, Switzerland.
November 2007 La Ruine Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
December 2006 La Ruine Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
December 2005 Lez’Arts de Saint Julien, Saint Julien, France
December 2004 Lez’Arts de Saint Julien, Saint Julien, France
December 2004 Salle Maurice Raisain, Leaz, France
July 2004 Fort L’Ecluse, Collanges, France
May 2003 Marie de Ferney-Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire, France