Artistic talent can show itself in many forms, depending on when and where the artist needs it. For Thomas G. Lewis, his drawing and painting abilities spent 40 years in the graphic design business, but evolved to new, impressionistic levels when he moved to Montana 10 years ago.
“The whole thing was kind of an adventure coming up here,” Lewis said. “One of my goals was to get serious about my painting.”
Given his recent work, Lewis is definitely on track to accomplishing that goal. About 50 of his pieces are on display at Collage Gallery in Bigfork in an exhibit called “Pushing Impressionism.” The exhibit runs until June 24.
All of the pieces are work Lewis spent the last year creating and curating, and they are a different type of painting than he’s done before.
“When I first started to exhibit, I was exhibiting with a lot of abstract stuff,”