British artist Heather Bowring has painted Lewis’s portrait. It will form part of a collection called ‘I am not who you think I am’ due to tour Britain later this year. The paintings, uniquely, are designed to be enjoyed by both sighted and visually impaired visitors. They are tactile and designed to be touched as well as viewed.
The 14 portraits all depict people who have achieved something remarkable and who challenge stereotypes. Lewis’s polar adventurer is contrasted against prejudices against teenage boys in hoodies.
You can find out more about the artist, where to see the collection and view the other portraits at: www.heatherbowring.com