Rolayne Lewis-Bartlett

The Art


  • Acrylic

  • Watercolour

  • Oil

  • Graphite/Ink

Approach / Inspiration

While I love exploring different mediums such as oil, acrylics and pen/ink, I always find myself drawn back to watercolour for its luminosity.  I find inspiration everywhere, from nature to people and everyday life.  I simply paint what speaks to me.  With a love of flowers and the opportunity to learn under Margaret Walsh Best, it is impossible not to be inspired by her passion for all things botanical.  


For as long as I can remember I have loved to draw and paint, always regretting that I did not pursue a fine arts degree.  While raising a family and working full time, I would try to find time to paint but life would often get in the way.  When the opportunities presented themselves, I took classes at MUN Extension Services and Anna Templeton Center as well as from many talented local artists.   I currently study with Gerald Vaandering, Kathleen Knowling and Margaret Walsh Best, continuing to enjoy the journey and see where it leads.  

Exhibitions / Awards 

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    Anna Templeton Annual Exhibit, Eastern Edge Gallery, 2016 - Group
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    Where My Brush Takes Me,  MUN Botanical Garden, 2017 – Group  
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    Students of Gerald Vaandering Pop Up Show,  June 2017 - Group
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    Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (AANL) – Annual Group Exhibits


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    Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
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    Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador