Originally from Virginia, David Carmack Lewis studied illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University and in Cardiff, Wales. He started painting after moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the early ’90s. There he became an early member of the now defunct but well known House Studios and showed his work in Scottsdale, Arizona at Art One Gallery. He moved to Namibia in early 1999 and while there, showed work in the Hout Bay Gallery near Cape Town, South Africa. He moved to Portland in 2000. Since then, the mood and atmosphere of the pacific northwest has had a tremendous impact on his work. He currently shows at the Attic Gallery in downtown Portland and has participated in juried and curated exhibitions across the region and the country.