Sarah Wiseman Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of printmaking by renowned British artist Angie Lewin. Sarah Wiseman first met Angie in 2001 after purchasing her work and they remained in contact before Sarah began exhibiting with her in 2013. ‘Nature Study’ has been two years in the planning with Angie bringing together a selection of brand new silkscreens as well as other prints from older editions.
Angie Lewin has grown to be one of the UK’s most sought-after artists with her work admired and collected avidly. She bases between Scotland and the Norfolk coast. Angie draws much of her inspiration from the wild plant-life that thrives in these unique environments. Spiked seed heads and nodding grasses form much of the character of her work, and with her eye for detail she observes plant life at ground level, taking in every tendril right down to a row of tiny insect eggs on a leaf.
Her interest in the bold graphic shapes of mid-century design and the distinctive fluid styles of early twentieth century British artists like Eric Ravilious are also influences. The muted palette with punches of stronger colour gives Angie’s work a vintage feel that is instantly recognisable. She and her husband run St Jude’s, a design company that creates fabric and wall-paper using Angie’s designs. They also collaborate with other artists.
Following her BA and then Master’s in Printmaking from Central St Martin’s and Camberwell School of Art, Angie Lewin began her career as an illustrator and designer based in London. A move into horticulture inspired her to relocate to Norfolk, which in turn prompted her to return to printmaking.