This IS Kalapuyan Land:

Nestucca (Grand Ronde)

Nestucca (Grand Ronde) paints contemplative works where figures appear in a haze that leaves their emotions and environment up to the viewer to fill in.



Without a Trace

Acrylic on Canvas

24”x 30”

What does Without a Trace reference?

Without a Trace honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

“This is something I have always wanted to do and it’s great to have reinvented myself.”



How did Nestucca become a painter at the age of 60? How did she get involved with this exhibition?

Find out in this article. 

Walk a Mile

Acrylic on Canvas

24”x 30”

What does Walk a Mile reference?

Walk a Mile references this poem by the same name.

Meet the Artist:

Nestucca became a painter only a year ago, but has quickly become prolific. She paints under her Native name “Nestucca,” which she was given in a traditional ceremony a few months ago. It is a family name from her great-great-grandfather, Nestucca Bobb, Tillamook Tribal chief. She signs all of her work with this name out of respect for her ancestor and Tribal leader.

Although she enjoyed art as a young child, “life happened” and Lewis had three children and an ensuing 30-year career working in real estate. She has worked for the Tribe’s Economic Development Department managing commercial real estate and has twice run for Tribal Council.