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Lewis Eliou

oils / acrylics / Murals

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artist statement

To borrow from the famous British historian James Burke, “empty your pockets, ( or purse), on the nearest table.

Try to find something not produced in the hundreds of millions”.  That anomaly explains what I feel is my purpose as an artist.  Originality for each Originality in one of the few areas left in this modern world.

professional history


Over 100 national and regional awards including having twice received the top award at the Midwest Watercolor Society National Juried Competition and Exhibition (now named the Transparent Watercolor Society of America).


Selected corporate and private collections

  • Amoco Oil Co.

  • Marshall Field Co.

  • Borg-Warner Corp.

  • Wausau Insurance Co.

  • Oak Brook Bank, Oak Brook, IL.

  • Michigan City Chamber of Commerce

  • Jaymar-Ruby, Inc.

  • Mercantile National Bank, Hammond, IN

  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Hansen (former Pres., Purdue Univ.)

  • Macomb County Bank, East Detroit, MI

  • Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN

  • Tippecanoe County Courthouse, West Lafayette, IN

At least 8 European and Asian countries: Germany, Italy, Norway, China, England, France, Greece, Israel.  Also Canada and Mexico.



Hundreds of magazine and newspaper features throughout the Midwest


Teaching Experience

  • Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

  • Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

  • Art Barn School of Art, Valparaiso, IN

  • Valparaiso Univ., (continued education), Valparaiso, IN

  • Deep River, IN

  • Dunes Arts Foundation, Michiana Shores, IN

  • Private students in my studio


Selected commissions

  • Fox Head Oil Co., Tulsa, OK and Chicago, IL

  • International Port of Indiana, Portage, IN

  • Blue Chip spa, hotel and casino, Michigan City, IN

  • City of Michigan City (several South Shore posters)

  • Michigan City Park Dept. (Guy Foreman Amphitheater)

  • Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission

  • International Friendship Gardens, Michigan City, IN

  • Michigan City Animal Hospital (6 murals)

  • Queen of All Saints Church and School, Michigan City, IN

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