Heather D Lewis -Artist and Drawing Tutor

 

Tel.07585 665745

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About

Hello and welcome to my website

I am an artist and drawing tutor specialising in photo-realistic portraiture drawing of people and animals.  I work from my studio in Poole and have taught adult courses at beginner, intermediate and higher levels for over 10 years, along with a thriving drawing club called The Graphite Group with over 60 members.  All of my courses are currently held at Kinson Community Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 7LH.

I have been drawing and teaching about the fascinating subject of portraiture for a long time and this will always be my specialism.  Recently  however I have included nature in my own drawing practice which resulted in a solo exhibition entitled ‘Nature’s Patterns’.  Due to the popularity of this exhibition and enthusiasm of my existing students, I have been running a series of new nature drawing courses.

Beginner terms for all courses commence every autumn term.  Intermediate and higher level courses follow on in the remaining terms.  

PLEASE NOTE - HEATHER CANNOT CONFIRM WHEN CLASSES WILL RESUME AT PRESENT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.  

 Please contact Heather below if you would like further information.

 

 

 

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SIGNIFICANT DATES, EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

 

 

2000 - Commission artist drawing portraits and animals (+ employment)

 

2002 - Undertake and achieve qualification to teach adults to draw

 

2003 - Commence Teaching, working for Adult Education and begin independent classes.

 

2005 - Major back operation and recovery.

 

 

2006 - Undertake Foundation at Arts Institute Bournemouth for two years. Re-start teaching business independently.

 

 

2008- Win 'Experience' category in 'Drawn to Poole' exhibition at Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset.

 

         Curate first student Graphite Group exhibition at two local community centres.

 

 

2009 - Winner of 'Open' exhibition at PEDAS Peacock Gallery, Upton Country Park.

 

2010 - Curate student Graphite Group exhibition 'Drawn Together' at Peacock Gallery, Upton Country Parki, Poole, Dorset.

 

2011 - Win Jane Goodall Exhibition.

 

        - Now running 7 teaching classes per week, including 5 Graphite Group clubs.

 

 

2011 - 'PAST   PRESENT   FUTURE' Exhibition at Peacock Gallery, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset.

 

2012 - Curate student Graphite Group exhibition 'Strictly Drawing' at Peacock Gallery, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset.

 

2013 - Work selected and hung at 'DRAWN 2013' exhibition at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

 

        - Begin researching, planning and preparing for solo exhibition 2014.

 

2014 - 'NATURE'S PATTERNS' solo exhiibition at The Gallery Upstairs  (formerly Peacock Gallery), Upton Country House, Poole, Dorset.

 

2015 - Invited to show solo exhibition 'NATURE'S PATTERNS' for a second time at Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe,  Dorset 24th March - 26th April.

 

2016 - Work selected for 'DRAWN 2016' exhibition at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

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SIGNIFICANT DATES, EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS