John Hewitt is currently a senior lecturer in illustration with animation at Manchester Metropolitan University. He completed a PhD in 2008, on the subject of contemporary English courtroom sketches. Hewitt’s creative practice switches between the media of drawing and printmaking and subject matter centres around observed events, people, animals, objects and locations – notions of memory are addressed in his detailed work. 

His illustrations have been published in books, magazines and newspapers including The Sunday Times, Radio Times, The Guardian, New Statesman, Time Out and Amit. John Hewitt posts a daily drawing on Instagram under the name of w_john_hewitt. In 2005, the Righton Press published a series of drawings and written account of the London bombings of July 7, 2005. Twenty-four of these drawings are on permanent display in the Museum of London. He won the Hugh Casson Prize for drawing at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2016. 

Public Collections include: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Museum of London, British Council, Government Art Collection

  • A large grass fire near Pots and Pans,  10 April 2015, 2.13pm.
    John Hewitt

    A large grass fire near Pots and Pans,  10 April 2015, 2.13pm.

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • Jackdaws at the Horse and Jockey,  3 January 2017, 3.10pm.
    John Hewitt

    Jackdaws at the Horse and Jockey,  3 January 2017, 3.10pm.

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • The Motorman’s Café near Marsden,  4 March 2017, 1.30pm
    John Hewitt

    The Motorman’s Café near Marsden,  4 March 2017, 1.30pm

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • Crows near Kettle Lane, 23 September 2017,  8.55am
    John Hewitt

    Crows near Kettle Lane, 23 September 2017,  8.55am

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • The burnt-out farm at Castleshaw from  Castleshaw Roman camp, 14 July 2016, 5.00pm
    John Hewitt

    The burnt-out farm at Castleshaw from Castleshaw Roman camp, 14 July 2016, 5.00pm

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • An old cup, 30 March, 9.30pm
    John Hewitt

    An old cup, 30 March, 9.30pm

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • Sheep on road, 4 August 2017, 4.44pm
    John Hewitt

    Sheep on road, 4 August 2017, 4.44pm

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • Ice cream eaters at Buckstones Moss, 9 July 2017
    John Hewitt

    Ice cream eaters at Buckstones Moss, 9 July 2017

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • A downpour on Deer Hill End Road, 10 February  2018, 9.15am
    John Hewitt

    A downpour on Deer Hill End Road, 10 February 2018, 9.15am

    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60
  • Highland Bull at Holly Grove with Dobcross Loom Works Behind
    John Hewitt

    Highland Bull at Holly Grove with Dobcross Loom Works Behind

    2013
    pencil
    H:21cm W:21cm
    Sold
  • Bare trees in Skid’s field, 29 October 2017, 1.55pm
    John Hewitt

    Bare trees in Skid’s field, 29 October 2017, 1.55pm

    2017
    giclée print, 20 x 16 cms, edition of 50
    £60