Angie Lewin - PrintmakerBorn: 1963
Place of Birth: Cheshire
Angie Lewin was born in Cheshire and studied BA(Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design between 1983 and 1986, followed by a year’s part-time postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. After working in London as an illustrator she studied horticulture and then subsequently moved to Norfolk, which prompted a return to printmaking. Angie now mainly lives and works in Scotland.
Inspired by both the clifftops and saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, she depicts 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. Attracted to the relationships between plant communities on an intimate level, even the fine lines of insect eggs on a flower bud are observed in her work. Still lifes often incorporate seedpods, grasses, flints and dried seaweed collected on walking and sketching trips. A Wedgwood cup designed by Ravilious may contain feathers and seedheads. An anthology of garden writing published by Merrell, Garden Wisdom, is illustrated throughout by her prints, and author Leslie Geddes-Brown explains:
“The whole book was, in its turn, inspired by the art of Angie Lewin, who brings her own vision of the natural world to her work. She sees the beauty in all seasons and all manifestations of plants: the ordered pattern of the blooms, the thrusting energy of the emerging buds, the prolific seedheads and the varieties of shapes, colours and habits to be found in meadow and border.”
In 2010 Merrell published a monograph on my work, Angie Lewin - Plants and Places. As well as designing fabrics and stationery for St Jude’s, which Angie runs with her husband Simon, she has completed commissions for Penguin, Faber, Conran Octopus, Merrell and Picador and has also designed fabrics for Liberty.
In 2006 Angie was elected to The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and in 2008 to The Society of Wood Engravers. In 2010 she was elected to The Art Workers Guild and in 2016 she was elected to The Royal Watercolour Society.
In 2019, Angie Lewin created a linocut for the cover of Ted Hughes' 'Season Songs', a collection of poems for children. The Gallery has a limited number of signed copies.
Also in 2019 writer and pebble collector Christopher Stocks unearths the sometimes surprising story of our love-affair with pebbles and Angie celebrates the experience of walking and sketching along the British coastline in the publication, The Book of Pebbles. The Gallery has a limited number of signed copies available. Click here to take a look inside The Book of Pebbles.
Fabric designs for St. Jude’s and Liberty of London. Book jacket designs for Faber & Faber, Conran Octopus, Penguin and Merrell.
Public collections include:
V&A London; The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The London Institute; The University of Aberystwyth; Art for Hospitals and Hospices Collection
Angie Lewin will hold an exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in October 2020.
Sea Pinks (detail) View details
Sea Pinks (detail)edition of 85, wood engravingH:15cm W:15cm£215 unframedPale Day II View details
Pale Day IIedition of 40, wood engravingH:8cm W:4.8cm£105 unframedHarvest View details
Harvest2017linocut printH:17cm W:11cm£155 unframedWild Shore View details
Wild Shoreedition 46/150, screenprintH:57cm W:29cmReservedTideline Feathers View details
Tideline Feathersedition of 125, wood engravingH:8cm W:12cm£185 unframedThe Walled Garden View details
The Walled Gardenedition 141/150, screenprintH:67cm W:46.5cm£315Pebble Spiral View details
Pebble Spiraledition 10/85, wood engravingH:7cm W:7cm£135 unframedSea Pinks View details
Sea Pinksedition of 85, wood engravingH:15cm W:15cm£215 unframedRamsons and Campions View details
Ramsons and Campionsscreenprint, edition of 150H:39.5cm W:59.5cm£345 unframed
Bird Cup View details
Bird Cupedition of 125, wood engravingH:17.5cm W:12.5cmSoldShell, Seaweed and Feather View details
Shell, Seaweed and Featheredition 14/50, screenprintH:33.5cm W:46cmSoldSea Plantain View details
Sea Plantainedition 58/85, wood engravingH:4.5cm W:7cmSoldGardener's Arms View details
Gardener's Arms2017edition of 85, linocutH:58.5cm W:43cmSoldWinter Berries View details
Winter Berriesedition of 125, wood engravingH:10cm W:10cmSoldunframedThe Moonlit Cup View details
The Moonlit Cupedition 44 of 45, linocutH:56cm W:43cmSoldSummer Shore View details
Summer Shoreedition of 100, screenprintH:39cm W:50cmSoldSeaweed Shore View details
Seaweed Shoreedition of 85, wood engravingH:9.5cm W:10cmSoldGoat's Beard and Grasses View details
Goat's Beard and Grassesedition of 85, linocutH:39cm W:38cmSoldSeedheads II View details
Seedheads IIlinocut, edition of 40H:23cm W:32cmSoldStony Track View details
Stony Track2011Screenprint, edition of 85H:59cm W:42cmSoldSpanish Seedheads View details
Spanish Seedheads2015wood engraving, edition of 85H:17.5cm W:12.5cmSoldNature Study, Late Summer View details
Nature Study, Late Summer2015edition of 150, screenprintH:67cm W:47cmSoldCoronation Mug, Edinburgh View details
Coronation Mug, Edinburgh2015Lithograph, edition of 30H:29cm W:37cmSoldHonesty Blue View details
Honesty Blue2015screenprint, edition of 150H:37cm W:58cmSoldShepherd's Purse View details
Shepherd's Purselinocut, mounted, edition of 50H:16cm W:16cmSoldAgapanthus II View details
Agapanthus IIscreenprint, edition of 125H:50.5cm W:73.5cmSoldIsland Summer View details
Island Summerscreenprint, edition of 100H:26cm W:59cmSoldLichen and Thrift View details
Lichen and ThriftscreenprintH:54.5cm W:74cmSoldAlphabet and Feathers View details
Alphabet and Featherswood engraving - artist proofH:15cm W:10cmSoldAutumn Garden, Norfolk View details
Autumn Garden, NorfolkScreenprint, edition of 85H:58.5cm W:41cmSoldDrawing at the Museum View details
Drawing at the Museumwood engravingH:15cm W:11cmSoldA Highland Gathering View details
A Highland Gathering2013lithograph, edition of 45H:28.5cm W:39cmSoldExclusive Print for The Scottish GalleryPolwick II View details
Polwick IILinocut, edition of 75H:29cm W:39cmSoldSkye Seaweed View details
Skye SeaweedWood engraving, edition of 75H:5cm W:5cmSoldRain, Harris View details
Rain, HarrisLinocut, edition of 45H:30cm W:43.5cmSoldThistle Pot View details
Thistle Pot2012wood engravingH:10cm W:10cmSoldCone View details
ConeWood engraving. Edition 23 of 75.H:7cm W:7cmSoldClashnessie View details
Clashnessiewood engraving, edition of 75H:9.5cm W:11.5cmSoldHidden Fish View details
Hidden FishH:12.5cm W:10cmSoldPale Day View details
Pale DayH:8cm W:5cmSoldMug with Feathers View details
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