Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Mike, outside Down East Gallery, with “Banjo Fish”, a sculpture hand-carved from an inspiring piece of found driftwood.

Mike combines his creative nature and inventive spirit to fashion unique sculptures, each with a distinctive flair that inspires curiosity and admiration.  As a woodcarver, boat builder and life-long carpenter, Mike has a practiced eye for noticing materials in nature that offer natural and unique forms for his art, such as tree roots, rocks, shells and driftwood.  His work is informed by his studies and appreciation of the primitive folk and art forms of the South, Meso and Northwestern American Indians.

Seahorse, by Michael Lewis

When Mike Lewis says he’s bringing you a “Seahorse”, he of course means a horse with mermaid-like fins splashing through the waves with the moon ahead, and a fiery sun not far behind.  Next time, he’s bringing a “Dragonfly”…

Tarpon Fish, by Michael Lewis
Detail, “Blue Whale” by Michael Lewis
“Blue Whale” by Michael Lewis


Mike, outside his studio on a cold winter day. No, he won’t sell you the arching whale.



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