New Work 2019

Happy New Year! I’m really excited about all that’s coming in 2019. I will be posting new works and work in progress here as often as possible. I’m looking to change things up a bit this year. There are some visions I’ve had in my head for years now that I just didn’t feel ready to paint. Well, this is the year I dive into this unknown. Here is an in progress shot of a current piece I am working on.


New Octavia Butler book covers with my work!!

10 years ago a friend of mine loaned me 2 books titled "Parable of the Sower" and "Parable of the Talents" by Octavia Butler. "Parable of the Sower" was the first book from her that I read and it completely changed my view of sci-fi, art, and literature. I was very moved by the way she is able to seamlessly weave in heavy subject matters such as race, gender, and class without ever compromising the integrity of the sci-fi. Since then I have read all her books and I've loved everyone. "Most critics praise Butler on her unflinching exposition of human flaws, which she depicts with striking realism"... If you are not familiar with her life and work you can see some more things here:

A few weeks ago I received an email from Seven Stories Press, a publishing company out of New York. They first published the hardcover versions of her books "Parable of the Sower" and "Parable of the Talents" back in 1996. This year they are reissuing these books with new intros and new covers. !!! I have no words to describe how honored I am to have my art on the cover of these books. Octavia Butler and her works have meant the world to me for many years now as she has meant the world to so many others. She has inspired so much of my art and thoughts about the world. I have mentioned her in just about all my interviews over the years. Big thank you to Stewart Cauley for cover design and Seven Stories Press for reaching out!!

Here are links to both books which will be available on Feb 21st.…/3951-parable-of-the-talents

Wood Prints now available!

!!! My wood prints have finally arrived! I’m really excited to support this company, Prints on Wood , for their environmentally conscious printing process. And they did an AMAZING job printing my work. Very precise details and excellent coloring.

"Prints are created using fully sustainable birch plywood that's acquired responsibly from sources that replant a tree to replace every one they cut down. Our facility is run on 100% solar energy. Since all the materials we use are 100% recyclable, any leftover material is donated to Habitat for Humanity to be used for various green projects."....Prints on Wood

I have framed and unframed options Available through
**End of year sale** Use Code:747 to get 20% off on all wood prints till Dec. 31st



My brand new store is now open!

I have new archival prints for sale in various sizes. I also have new postcard sets and greeting cards available. I will have some prints on wood available soon!!  Thank you for all your support and please let me know if you have any questions.

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Art Show at Betti Ono gallery



Behind the Wooden Mask: Works by Paul Lewin
November 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Opening reception: November 4, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are excited to welcome artist Paul Lewin back to Betti Ono with his second solo exhibition, “Behind the Wooden Mask”:

“In many cultures of Africa and the African diaspora, ceremonial masks are sacred portals to the surrounding spirit world. Masks are used in many social, spiritual, and religious ceremonies. In these events, it is said that the one who wears the mask becomes possessed by it’s spirit. They are transformed into a sort of medium, allowing for dialogue between the spirits, the community, the ancestors, and the natural world. In our daily lives we are surrounded by spirits, gods, goddesses and the souls of departed members of our community. Behind the wooden mask this world comes a…live. A place where there is no boundary between the living and the dead. Where the spirits of the animals, the forces of nature, and the ancestors are all held in sacred regard. Behind the wooden mask we are able to tap into the collective memory of Africa and express it through our traditional forms of art, music, dance, and ritual. The paintings in this series are inspired by our connection and interaction with the natural and the spiritual. Each piece attempts to blur the lines between our world and that of the world of the spirits. Behind the wooden mask we go within, to the eternal. And we go home.”


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