Lew has been a professional artist for over 30 years. He holds a B.A. in Music, an M.B.A. and completed a Post-baccalaureate Sculpture Track at California State University, Monterey Bay. He often combines his talents with artists in other genres in creating exhibits and has exhibited in the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA, Irish Cultural Museum in New Orleans, LA, Ataloa Museum at Bacone College, Muskogee, OK and La Loggia Gallery, Assissi, Italy, among others.
Lew is one of the Missouri Art Council's featured artists for May 2023.
Lew joined with two other artists and a writer to create the exhibit, “Woody is just Woody” ~ Steinbeck. The exhibit was featured at Woodyfest in Okemah, OK as part of its 25th Anniversary celebration in July 2022. The exhibit was then featured in the National Steinbeck Center from September through December, and is currently at San Jose State University's Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies.