45. Gordon Lewis

Gordon Lewis's intricate pen drawings of sea life, birds and boats often take him upwards of forty hours. It's the sort rare, raw talent that can't be taught. By day he works in the construction industry. He has the well-worn hands of a carpenter, enjoys fishing, favors blue jeans and drives a truck - not the specialty. Gordon etches glass by hand. He admits he has been an artist since childhood. "I probably didn't drawn anything for about sixteen years , between raising kids and working," he says. Now he makes the time for his art on a regular basis. "I like a dark room with light just on my work, and to have it be really quiet and peaceful," he says. Of his favorite subjects, Gordon loves all things Outer Banks. "Pretty much coastal living," His work can be found at the Yellowhouse Art Gallery, Nags Head; The Silver Bonsai and The Christmas Shop in Manteo NC as well as online at www.gordonsgalleryofglassobx.com Gordon Lewis, Featured in an article by The North Sun