About Ted

Ted Lewis Artist

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.

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.

Ted completes a lot of his work in his studio, particularly the larger, more contemporary pieces. His traditional paintings can be created from photos of the bush, sunrises, misty mornings and colourful sunsets taken on his property.

He also loves to paint on location where he can enjoy the atmosphere, the natural light and the rush from being “on location”. One of Ted’s favourite locations is the West Macdonnell’s Ranges in Alice Spring – he loves the strong reds and purple blues in the shadows.

Artist Awards

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

Read article from the Central Western Daily, March 2015

  • 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

Ted’s Latest News

  • Ted Shortlisted for 2021 National Capital Art Prize

    HELEN MUSA from CBR City News says Artists from all over the country entered the new competition, based in Canberra, with category winners set to share a prize pool of $45,000. The prize is the only Aussie art competition to allow entrants to paint any vision, such as portrait, landscape or abstract, and any subject,

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  • The Illustrated Diary of Duty & Occurrence

    A book illustrated by Ted Lewis. ABOUT THE BOOK Policing in New South Wales is rich in history – a lot of that history is not recorded. The Diary of Duty and Occurrences was the book where police recorded their daily tasks and the incidents attended in the 1800s. A lot of these books have

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