Lewenz’s paintings and studio practice pays homage to the spiritual nature of the land, sea, and the rich underpinnings of her ancestral histories.
Both her own Irish linage and Greek up-bringing, as well as within the cultural history of ‘Motuaarairoa’, the ‘long sheltering island’, Waiheke Island. She uses hand made oils on canvas, glass and timber, rendering layers of rich coloured pigments.
Lewenz delves in and searches for hidden relationships, rendering layers, thick and washed, working with the light, colour, and shadow until a sequence unfolds, creating a series of lyrical forms. Many of the works contain visual messages. They speak to the fundamental levels of our being - material, energetic, emotional and spiritual.