David Carmack Lewis began his career as a newspaper staff artist while still in college. His work remains committed to visual storytelling whether in a documentary mode or telling tall tales. For the past decade, his imagery has been firmly rooted in landscapes of the American West, often using dramatic lighting and elements of the unexpected to create a kind of magic realism.
"I believe it is through narrative and metaphor, among the oldest tools of art, that we still find new ways of seeing and understanding the familiar."
Mr. Lewis' work has been supported by grants from The Ford Family Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts & Culture Council and was featured in a solo exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in 2019/20.