We're currently working on getting Ernie's works listed. In the meantime, you can come see them in person at the gallery. Read more about Ernie Lewis below:
Ernie Lewis is a local oil painter from Paradise, Texas who draws on his experiences as a rodeo cowboy for inspiration. Ernie was born in Greenville, Mississippi in 1943. He moved to Munford, Tennessee when he was a freshman in High School. He always had a love and talent of drawing, even as a kid. His mother was an artist. At 19 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Phoenix, Arizona. He went to Phoenix college at night and majored in Art. Soon after arriving in Phoenix, he got the roping bug and started roping. He loved it so much he rodeoed off and on for thirty years. He ran a cow/calf operation for ten years. Between the rodeo and ranching, he knows his subjects very well. He knew one day he would be an artist; when he turned 57 he started painting and in two years he was selling his work; he did a magazine cover for Texas Fish & Game and was awarded the cover of the Weatherford phone book. He has taken classes from James Spurlock. He also had training from Martin Grelle and Bruce Greene.