Jugon les Lacs, France
About Alan Lewis
Born in London in 1944 he began his career as a professional artist in 1976 and studied privately with various tutors in the UK. His love of fine art and in particular the Dutch Masters took him to Holland to study old master techniques and the interplay of light and shade with Dutch landscape painter Jan van Buren. The main body of his work consists of lanscapes and wildlife subjects although recently he has included abstract paintings in his exhibitions.
In 1990 he was awarded The Hillingdon Arts Trophy and in 1998 "Best Oil in Show" at the Wildlife Art Society Annual Exhibition in Central London. His work features in collections throughout the world including USA, Canada, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Middle and Far East.
Currently in France teaching and preparing for a number of exhibitions throughout the country.
Author of unique interactive tuition courses in oil painting tailored to suit individual requirements and at the students own pace. Also included is a reference photo CD-ROM of my own copyright free photographs.
Contact Alan lewis for detailed information at:-
Hilligdon Arts Trophy -1990 "Moonlight Seascape."
Wildlife Art Society Annual Exhibition "Best Oil in Show" -1998
My main passion is for the depiction of wildlife in their natural surroundings but since arriving in France seven years ago I have explored the possibilities of the abstract genre which tells a story. Most of my abstract work is based upon Biblical stories and bright colour juxtaposition. Having said that my Dutch Master Technique studies have been of great inspiration within all the genres that I explore.
Partly self taught but I have received guidance from my Dutch tutors when I lived there. The technique I have developed has allowed me to explore many different avenues within the exciting world of creativity. I have exhibited in many parts of the UK and here in France.,
Future Shows: I am currently in the process of arranging exhibitions in St Malo, Dinan and Paris and demonstating techniques to artists in Brittany.