Word's from Lew
"I was born an artist. That’s not to be arrogant, simply reflecting on my earliest memories with pencil in hand. All other enterprises in my life have been an aside to my art.
My drawing and painting have been a continuum, committing to realism & working to master my own self taught techniques with my chosen mediums.
I create for myself, working in charcoal & in oil paints. To me the art of drawing with a burned stick of wood onto paper is primal in its application & spiritual in its essence.
My ultimate goal with each creation is to capture and transfer emotion. My subjects vary but rarely stray too far from respecting small town culture, remote spaces and the living things within them."
- Finalist and Peoples Choice winner ‘Du Rietz’ Art Award. Gympie Regional Gallery
- ‘Towards New Ways’ Exhibition Copro Gallery Santa Monica California.
- ‘EQUUS’ Exhibition. Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney NSW. 2019
- ‘Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award’. Finalist Manning Regional Gallery Taree, NSW 2019.
- Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award’. Finalist. Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW 2017.
- ‘Equine and Canine’ Exhibition. Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza VIC. 2018.
- ‘World Polo Championships Art Exhibition’. Sydney Polo Club. Sydney NSW 2017.
- ‘Lyn Mc Crea Drawing Prize’. Finalist and Peoples Choice Winner. Noosa Regional Gallery QLD 2018
- ‘Local Legends’ Exhibition. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. Peoples Choice Winner Cooroy QLD 2018.
- 'Equestrian’ Exhibition Manyung Gallery MT Eliza VIC 2017.
- ‘Equestrian’ Exhibition Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza VIC 2016.
- Tall Trees Art Exhibition Peoples Choice Award. Cooran QLD 2017.
- Tall Trees Art Exhibition Peoples Choice Award. Cooran QLD 2014.
- Tall Trees Art Exhibition Peoples Choice Award. Cooran QLD. 2013
- ‘Surruralism’ Solo Exhibition Noosa Regional Gallery Queensland 2002.
- Hardy Brothers Art Exhibition Brisbane QLD 2002.
- Noosa Country Show ‘Open Traditional’ Prize. Pomona QLD 1994.
- Noosa Country Show ‘Portrait’ Prize. Pomona QLD 1993.
- ‘Realm’ Glenn Gallery Noosa Heads. QLD 1990.
- ‘Selected Survey’ Noosa Regional Gallery. Noosa QLD 1989.
- ‘Artists Of The Sunshine Coast’ Glenn Gallery. Noosa QLD1989.
- ‘Painters Eye Camera’s Eye’ Noosa Regional Gallery Noosa QLD 1989.
- Noosa Country Show ’Drawing’ Prize Pomona QLD 1989.
- ‘Discover’ Exhibition. Noosa Regional Gallery. Noosa QLD 1987.
- Noosa Country Show ‘Landscape’ Prize Pomona QLD 1987
- ‘Rural to Resort’ Solo Exhibition Sketch Gallery Noosa QLD. 1985.
- Royal National Association Art Prize (Junior Section) ‘Highly Commended’ Brisbane. 1972