Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Local Artist Takes Works to World

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Local Artist Takes Works to World

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A PERMANTLY injured painting hand hasn't stopped Bundaberg artist Terri Lewis showing her work worldwide.

She was the only Australian out of 50 artists chosen to exhibit her artwork in Chicago for the fifth annual Culture Bridge Exhibition next month.

Lewis said the past year had been fantastic and the US exhibition was the icing on the cake.

Her two abstract art pieces were chosen out of hundreds submitted.

"The curator contacted me, asking me to apply to show my work," Lewis said.

"The exhibition will highlight the strength and diversity of people from all over the world."

But this isn't the first time Lewis' artwork has left Australia - she's previously had pieces shown and purchased in Italy.

About a year ago Lewis injured her right arm and was told she would have to take a break from painting.

But the "stubborn" artist took it in her stride and picked up the brush with her left hand.

"I would never have tried to paint with my left hand before my right was injured," she said. …

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