Heather D Lewis -Artist and Drawing Tutor

 

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NATURE'S PATTERNS

Welcome.

 

I hope you have as much enjoyment viewing my images as I did in their creation. But firstly I want to give you a little explanation about the preparation for this new exhibition.

I cut my teeth as a portrait commission artist expanding into a thriving teaching business alongside.  I specialise in photo-realistic pencil drawing and have been practising in this genre for well over 20 years.   Portraiture drawing will always be my ‘thing’. My previous solo exhibition in 2011 entitled ‘Past   Present   Future’ was a very personal exhibition and was hugely satisfying and cathartic to produce.  I will always find ‘people’ fascinating to portray.  However as an artist I wish to explore alternative subjects as well.  

 

 

I love a challenge and believe in the enriching and fulfilling process of putting myself out of my comfort zone.  This includes experimenting with other media and photography.  I particularly love the process of researching, planning, preparing and curating a whole new body of work, hence what you see is the result of 16 month’s work doing just that!

Why ‘Nature’s Patterns?’  As long as I can remember and long before I realised I would be an artist, I have been a keen observer of the minutae, the things around me that my companions often miss.  My husband will tell you that I have no awareness of the horizon, but can be relied upon to tell you what colour and name of flower we just past, the shape in some bark, the pattern in a patch of ice or in my capuccinno!   This is something I cherish because it gives a wonderful perspective on the world. It is a human tendency to look for pattern, however the busyness of daily life often necessitates a suppression of this tendency.  It does require a perceptual sensitivity to make the observer aware of things around them.

 

View more about the process of creating this exhibition by clicking on the link below:

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RECENT EXHIBITION 2015  -  NATURE'S PATTERNS

 

I was recently invited to show this solo exhibition for a second time at Highcliffe Castle, Dorset from 23 March - 26th April 2015.  

 

I cut my teeth as a portrait commission artist expanding into a thriving teaching business alongside.  I specialise in photo-realistic pencil drawing and have been practising in this genre for well over 20 years.   Portraiture drawing will always be my ‘thing’. My previous solo exhibition in 2011 entitled ‘Past   Present   Future’ was a very personal exhibition and was hugely satisfying and cathartic to produce.  I will always find ‘people’ fascinating to portray.  However as an artist I wish to explore alternative subjects as well.  

 

I love a challenge and believe in the enriching and fulfilling process of putting myself out of my comfort zone.  This includes experimenting with other media and photography.  I particularly love the process of researching, planning, preparing and curating a whole new body of work, hence what you see is the result of 16 month’s work doing just that!

Why ‘Nature’s Patterns?’  As long as I can remember and long before I realised I would be an artist, I have been a keen observer of the minutae, the things around me that my companions often miss.  My husband will tell you that I have no awareness of the horizon, but can be relied upon to tell you what colour and name of flower we just past, the shape in some bark, the pattern in a patch of ice or in my capuccinno!   This is something I cherish because it gives a wonderful perspective on the world. It is a human tendency to look for pattern, however the busyness of daily life often necessitates a suppression of this tendency.  It does require a perceptual sensitivity to make the observer aware of things around them.

 

Below is a gallery of  a small number of images that were on display at the exhibition.  Enjoy!

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Watch two videos of Heather drawing 'Ammonite' below:

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