I have been a painter for many years, concentrating mostly on landscapes for the past twelve. I am a graduate of Emily Carr University and have degrees from UBC in Studio Arts and Education.
I also studied photography informally, having one two-person photography show at the Vancouver Community Arts Gallery in 1983. I have had solo shows of my painting and printmaking in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island and I regularly participate in juried shows (see my website at www/fayegordonlewis.ca .)
My work has been published on the cover of the 1995 UBC Summer Calendar, as book illustrations in Children of the Rivers by Heather Hallett and Artists of B.C., Volume 2. I have worked as an art teacher in the British Columbia school system and given workshops in community centers and in the B.C. prisons. I am an active supporter of the arts, having been on the ECUAD Alumni Committee, an Active member of the FCA, and a member of the Surrey Art Gallery, The Seymour Art Gallery, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, the Port Moody Arts Centre and the West Vancouver Community Arts Council.
I live in Kitsilano in Vancouver where I strive to improve my art – continuing to study with artists whose work interests me – most recently with Mike Svob, Eri Iishi, Susan Woolgar and Val Nelson. The content of my work is my contact with nature. For me, the natural world renews the human spirit. I especially enjoy water reflections and naturally-appearing blue-orange complimentary colour juxtapositions.