Ted Lewis has been painting full-time for over 30 years, holding his first one man exhibition at the Hesley Gallery in Orange, NSW, in 1976 at the age of 18. Since then he has had many successful exhibitions in Orange, Bathurst, Sydney, Peak Hill, South Port (Queensland), Canberra and Canowindra. A large exhibition of Ted’s work is planned for September this year in Canberra at the Aarwun Gallery (http://www.aarwungallery.com/). This exhibition is inspired by the works of Banjo Patterson.

Ted has a great love of the Australian bush and takes his paints with him wherever he goes. He tries to capture the light and vibrancy of the ever-changing landscapes – landscapes that range from the colourful beaches to the brilliant reds and blues of Central Australia – the subjects are endless and the challenges many.

In many of his works, Ted likes to experiment with colour to produce a more contemporary landscape, particularly in acrylics, while using oil to produce subtle changes in light and atmosphere.

Ted is one of Australia’s best outback and landscape artists and over the years, has received several awards for his work. They include:

  • First Place, Royal Easter Show, 2015 – Best Rural Subject

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  • Third Place, Royal Easter Show, 2014 – Flora & Fauna in Natural Habitat
  • People’s Choice at the Cowra Art Awards, 2007
  • Royal Easter Show Traditional Landscape Award, 2007
  • Traditional Award at Dubbo, 20th Biannual Exhibition in 2005
  • People’s Choice at the Cowra Art Awards 2002
  • People’s Choice at the 2001 Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • Henry Lawson Contemporary Award in Grenfell in 2001
  • Henry Lawson Art Award in Grenfell 2000
  • People’s Choice at the 1998 Stanthorpe Art Purchase