David Carmack Lewis

David Carmack Lewis

Oregon

I began my career as a newspaper staff artist in the 1980s while still in college. I went on to do freelance illustration work for many years after that. I suppose that’s part of the reason my work is so driven by narrative and metaphor. But they’re also among the oldest tools of art and remain essential for finding new meaning in, and new ways of thinking about the world around us. For me, that world is largely the American West.

In my paintings, the landscape becomes a stage set for an enigmatic story,

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