Rolayne Lewis-Bartlett

The Art


  • Acrylic
  • Watercolour
  • Oil
  • Graphite/Ink

Approach / Inspiration

I truly find inspiration everywhere in daily life and am always fascinated with the play of light and shadow.  It’s a constant challenge to capture that interplay in my work.  Whether botanical, urban landscape or snapshots of everyday moments, I simply paint what speaks to me. As a multi-disciplinary artist working in watercolor, oil and acrylic, I immerse myself in the creative process and continue to try new techniques and mediums that pique my interest.


I cannot remember a time when I did not love drawing and later, painting.  For many years, I painted in watercolors, moving on to other mediums.  Primarily self taught, I have been fortunate to study under many talented local and international artists.  Since retiring, I am content to have more dedicated time for painting and pleased to have my work in many private collections.  

Exhibitions / Awards 

  • Provincial Arts & Letters Awards, Senior Visual Division,  2020
  • Art Association of NL (AANL), annual group exhibits
  • Nightwatch Group,  Annual Pop Up Shows,  2017 to present, group exhibit
  • Art at Bonavista Exhibit, 2022, group exhibit
  • Moda Yoga Gallery , 2022 & 2023,  group eExhibit
  • Plant Portraits – City Hall,  2019 – group exhibit
  • Botanical Art at the Grounds Cafe,  2018,  group exhibit
  • Where my Brush Takes Me, MUN Botanical Garden, 2017 – group exhibit
  • Anna Templeton Annual Exhibit, Eastern Edge Gallery, 2016 – Group
  • Students of Gerald Vaandering Pop Up Show,  June 2017 – Group
  • Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (AANL) – Annual Group Exhibits


  • Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (AANL)
  • Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador (BASNL)