Sunday 2 May 2010

Angie Lewin

Angie Lewin is an illustrator and designer who was born in 1963. She was educated at Northwich, Camberwell and Central St Martins Colleges of Art studying printmaking, glass, architecture and fine art. Her decorative prints are quite ubiquitous and available in many print shops and galleries.

She works from her studios in Norfolk and in the Cairngorms, where she is greatly inspired by the natural environment. Images are based on plant forms, especially seed heads seen against sea and sky. Influences also include the contrasting landscape and native plants of the Scottish Highlands.

Angie Lewin has worked in a range of printmaking techniques including lithography, silkscreen, wood-engraving and etching. Recently she has concentrated on linocut and wood engraving. She prints small editions of rarely more than 35 onto Japanese paper.

Her motifs successfully transfer between media, from fine art printmaking to interior design fabrics. Her Dandelion One and Two fabric designs were included in the nominations for the Elle Decoration Design Awards 2006.

Her designs are also extensively used on a range of greetings cards and stationery.