Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Angie Lewin and the making of 'Nature Table' (video)

Angie Lewin's website
As many people know I'm besotted with the portrayal of trees, plants and flowers in art - and I'm also eclectic in my tastes as to the way in which they are portrayed.

One artist whose drawings and paintings of plants has been catching my eye on a very regular basis in the past few years is Angie Lewin

Her delightful graphic artwork and designs are probably familiar to many given that her designs for greetings cards can be found in many retailers across the UK
Inspired by both the cliff tops and salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, I depict these contrasting environments and their native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage. These landscapes are often glimpsed through intricately detailed plant forms.
Angie Lewin - about my work
She's an elected member of:
To me she's a really excellent example of an artist who has managed to combine her fine art painting and printmaking with commission work for clients and a commercial process for monetising her art - via printmaking for wallpaper, fabrics, cushion covers, greeting cards, notecards and notebooks.

Angie Lewin is also a hard worker as is evident from her website links to her prodigious output in terms of:

Fine Art

Commercial applications

Below is a video by St Jude's Prints (founded by Simon and Angie Lewin in 2005) of the process Angie Lewin uses to:
  • collect objects for her artwork - with tough boots, a backpack and a very big sketchbook being important parts of her toolkit when working plein air
  • create arrangements in her "to die for" studio (want, want want!)
  • the process of cutting and creating a lino print



Current and upcoming exhibitions 

  • Until 31st August 2014 - Towner - Eastbourne - as part of 'Designing The Everyday' Find out more
  • Until 31st August 2014 - Scampston Hall - Yorkshire - with Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton
  • October 2014 - Cambridge Contemporary Arts - Cambridge
  • May 2015 - The Scottish Gallery - Edinburgh - a solo exhibition of my watercolours
  • Summer 2015 - Sarah Wiseman Gallery - Oxford
You can also see her prints at the following galleries

4 comments:

Belinda Del Pesco said...

What a great post.... I *love* Angie Lewin's work! Especially her linocuts. She doesn't just draw from the natural elements she harvests and arranges, she overlays her fantastic sense of design on each item, playing with shape and negative space, which is so inventive and inspiring. Lovely post!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

For me seeing - from the video - how she works from life in the field and then again in her studio explains a lot about the complex assembly and overlays which are always apparent in her prints

shevaun said...

Such a great video! Her work is super, and yes, I have severe studio-envy!

susan bowers said...

I have just found this blog after being on blogger for two years. Have added it to my favourites list thank you - a really informative and helpful site. Lovely to see Angie Lewin's work after just finding my own way to work with tress expressively, it is good to see how other artists make art from these shared subjects.

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