Heather D Lewis -Artist and Drawing Tutor


Tel.07585 665745

Email. drawingwithheather@btinternet.com

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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 recently taught a series of short courses on this subject, running these alongside my existing portraiture courses.  I am now extending this to 2 new 12 week NATURE DRAWING COURSES IN AUTUMN 2019 & SPRING 2020.

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

 Please contact Heather below if you would like further information on future courses.








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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