From along the jungle trail

From along the jungle trail

Dumfries artist Sandra Lynn McClelland Lewin’s colorful series, “Vibrant Colors Along the Jungle Trail,” will be the featured artist show at the Arches Gallery of the Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, from July 3 to Aug. 4.

The opening reception will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

Lewin is a representational artist who is known for her dynamic and colorful nature paintings, according to a news release.

“I have been working on this series of jungle flora and fauna for the past year and am very pleased to have this opportunity to show it as a cohesive collection,” she said. “I wanted to convey not only the beauty of the jungle, but the imminent danger of losing the habitat due to exploitation and climate change.”

Lewin began painting after her retirement in 2009 as a graphic designer for the Central Intelligence Agency. Her work has won awards in several juried shows throughout the Northern Virginia area and in online juried shows.  

She established an artist’s group in the Four Seasons Over 55 community in 2014 and has been president of the group for five years. She is also president of the Prince William Art Society and is a member of the Prince William Arts Council. She has been a member of the Arches Gallery since April 2017. For more, visit  

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