Angie Lewin studied 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, Angie studied horticulture and a move to Norfolk prompted a return to printmaking.
Inspired by both the cliff tops and salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, Angie 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. Pencil and watercolour drawings are made on her walks and also back in the studio.
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, lichen and seaweed collected on walking and sketching trips. A Wedgwood cup designed by Ravilious may contain feathers and seed heads.
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.”
She now mainly lives and works in Scotland. In 2010 Merrell published a monograph on her work, Angie Lewin - Plants and Places.
As well as designing fabrics and stationery for St Jude’s, which she runs with her husband Simon, she has completed commissions for Penguin, Faber, Conran Octopus, Merrell and Picador. She has also designed fabrics for Liberty.
In 2006 she 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.
In 2016 Angie was elected to become a member of the Royal Watercolour Society.
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