I began composing art (draw, paint, and sculpt) at a very early age ‐ my uncle was an artist and challenged me to get better every time I would visit. He held me to my word and I to his. I would start with copying his comic books and later progress to drawing and creating my own. Soon in elementary school I was the "kid” who could draw. That title followed me all my life. At an early point in my life HIP HOP found me, most likely from the same uncle who was an artist. I distinctly remember one summer visiting Youngstown and listening to "Jam on It " and watching an older kid do graffiti while my cousins were popping and locking. That was the spark, I tried my best to bring everything I saw in Ohio that summer back to Hampton Virginia. Naturally this led to me picking up a spray can because of Ramo on "Beat Street" did. After countless run‐ins with the police and VDOT, I found a little local fame for writing on bridges and tagging everything I could find. Later while attending the School of Arts in Virginia Commonwealth University I changed my major looking for a new direction a few times. I started in the fine painting discipline then went to Graphic Design and later ended up with a degree in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Illustration. I excelled where I could use my graffiti background with text and painting skills together to tell unlimited stories.
KEVIN " SCENE" LEWIS