Born in Cheshire in 1963. Angie studied Fine Art at Central School of Art & Design followed by a postgraduate year at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. After working as an illustrator she went on to study horticulture and garden design. A move to Norfolk prompted a return to exhibiting paintings and prints. She now divides her time between Edinburgh and Speyside in north-east Scotland.
Sketchbook drawings made whilst walking in the Scottish Highlands and Islands or scouring the coastline of north Norfolk are the starting point for Angie’s watercolours.
Often returning to the same remote corners of the British Isles for her walking and sketching trips, she also collects natural elements: seedpods, grasses, pebbles, dried seaweed and feathers, which she takes back to her studio. These reminders of familiar, but ever changing landscapes are incorporated into her still life compositions. Finding native and often overlooked flora as fascinating as any exotic specimen, she aims to capture the essence of each individual plant.
Illustration work has been commissioned by Faber & Faber, Penguin, Conran, Octopus and Merrell. In 2010 Angie Lewin, Plants and Places was published by Merrell. In 2005 she set up “St Jude’s” with Simon Lewin, which produces her textile and wallpaper designs, along with those of other artists.
Recent exhibitions include: “Revealed, A Familiar landscape” and “A Natural Selection” both at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, “A Natural Line” at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
She is also a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, The Society of Wood Engravers and The Art Workers’ Guild.