Noted artist and Anson County native Louis St. Lewis was recently commissioned by Renaissance Hotels to produce a series of artworks which will be featured in each of their signature hotels.
The first mixed-media creation for Renaissance of North Hills, “Raleigh Nymph,” showcases a portrait of a pensive beauty adorned with acorns and oak leaves, symbols of the capital. Each of the 340+ rooms will display the image in addition to new artworks being created for the lobby and bar areas. St. Lewis was recently named “Best Artist of 2016” by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine for his contributions to the City of Oaks.
“It’s such an honor to be working with a brand as prestigious as Renaissance Hotels, and I applaud the fact that they strive to bring contemporary beauty and design to each and every venue,” St. Lewis said.
The artist has also recently been working closely with the Beverly Hills-based LIVENATION company, the largest concert and entertainment show producer in the world. Branching out into interior design, St. Lewis has redesigned several LIVENATION venues including Raleigh’s Ritz Theater, Walnut Creek Amphitheater, and The Charlotte Fillmore. Upcoming projects include Louisville’s Mercury Ballroom and Palace theater, The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware and a craft beer venue for Chef Wolfgang Puck.
In addition to his recent commercial projects, St. Lewis was chosen to create art, including a portrait, for King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the last king to rule that Rwanda, who set up his royal court in exile, near Washington, D.C. after fleeing in 1961.
Louis St. Lewis is a 1979 graduate of Bowman Senior High School where he was named “Most Talented,” “ Most Creative” and “Wittiest” by his senior class. He is the son of the late Frank Washington Lewis and Ruth Thompson Lewis.
The artist divides his time between Chapel Hill, Paris and New Orleans. For more information, visit louisstlewis.com.