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Angie Lewin Watercolours at the Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

April 27, 2015

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Hello everyone, I’m back from a wonderfully refreshing 4 days in London (did you miss me ? lol)

I’ll be telling you more about the excellent three exhibitions I went to see later this week, in the meantime here’s something that’s about to open this week in Scotland.

Angie Lewin has been busy creating a series of 18 new watercolours especially for her first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. Director of the gallery, Christina Jansen explains:

“We are delighted to present Angie Lewin’s first solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery. She is best known as a designer and printmaker whose sensitive patterns and motifs are inspired by the English Arts and Crafts movement and the work of Bawden and Ravilious. She divides her life between homes in Edinburgh and Speyside and this geographic diversity is reflected in her plant observations and interweaving of the natural and domestic worlds.

She walks, looks and draws; she collects and assembles and her studio is full of reference material, beautiful in itself witnessing a life lived in art and nature. Her chosen medium for this exhibition is watercolour, that most sensitive and difficult medium and her virtuosity is complete but should be no surprise in the context of her rigorous apprenticeship. The playful title for this show hints at her obsessive observing, refined through the artist’s editorial eye to make order out of chaos.”

All of the watercolours are available to purchase prior to the exhibition opening. Please contact The Scottish Gallery for further details.

The exhibition, called ‘A Natural Selection’, runs from 1st to 30th May 2015 at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ. For everyone who sadly won’t be able to make it, here’s a taste of what will be on show.

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Lovely to still see hints of Ravilious’s china creeping into Angie’s work.

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Here Angie explores the delicate, subtle wisps of nature and captures them in watercolour, a most appropriate medium to portray finery and fragility.

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Picking out a row of selected stems to paint, almost creates a landscape in itself.

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Perhaps my favourite below, entitled ‘Pink Lustre Plate With Sheep’s Sorrel’ which has already sold, before the exhibition has even opened !  Check out more details on Angie’s site.

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More about Angie’s new fabrics and wallpapers can be discovered over on the St Judes website.

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Whilst in London, I bought myself a box of Angie’s postcards to send to friends. 12 cards for just £6.99 and with a sturdy brown envelope with each card, what’s not to like : )

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Stay tuned for more news and photos about my London trip this week.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2015 10:44 am

    I love the seed head watercolours and the wallpaper! Another great post Craigus!! xxx

    • April 27, 2015 11:46 am

      Ideas for when you’re back in blighty and redo the flat perhaps : ) See u Tomm

  2. Christina Jansen permalink
    April 29, 2015 10:57 am

    Thank you so much for your blog I hope you can come!

    Best wishes,

    Christina

    Christina Jansen
    Director

    • April 30, 2015 10:40 am

      Thanks Christina, Sadly I won’t be able to make it but I will tell my Edinburgh friends to come along. It looks amazing. I used to speak with Bryony all the time, nice to get to know you too : )

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