Artist Inspiration – ANGIE LEWIN

Last year, I got it into my head that I wanted to learn about textile design, specifically how to print seamless repeated patterns. The subject was as obscure to me then as the Tibetan language, but I bought myself several books on textile designs and digital printing, and away I went down the rabbit hole. I marked my progress by recording my experiments here on my WordPress blog, more for my own reference than for anything else…you can see my explorations in the 30 posts titled “Not Quite Photoshop…but close”.

Months later, I’m pleased to report that whilst I still fumble about in the dark with Photoshop, I now know a good thing or three about creating repeat patterns using only my Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 10.1 and iPad2, along with iOS and Android Apps. And I’m glad I went through all those months of research and experimentation, because it led me to discover the wonderful works of ANGIE LEWIN.

Angie Lewin’s work is right about where I would like to be now, creatively speaking.  She uses wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage, and her subjects are drawn from Nature and include seedheads, dried seaweed, seed pods, grasses and feathers. Angie is an Art school graduate, with a firm grounding in drawing and illustration. She also runs a fabric design business with her husband, called St Jude’s Fabrics.

Here are some links to Angie’s work in interior design settings and as greeting cards, to whet your appetite. If you are a budding mobile photographer/artist, take a leaf (haha, pun!) from Angie’s book (in more ways than one) and aspire towards her level of perfection!

http://www.stjudes.co.uk/angiepdf/homeantiques_nov2008.pdf

http://www.art-angels.co.uk/cat/angie-lewin

http://www.onebrowncow.co.uk/stationery-cards/angie-lewin/cat_57.html 

http://www.theblankcardcompany.co.uk/acatalog/ANGIE_LEWIN.html

All of which I find very inspiring, as it is my fondest wish to see my own creative output on cards, posters, bedlinen, curtains, rugs, china etc etc. I’m sure you will be inspired by Angie’s work too!

http://www.angielewin.co.uk/pages/about-my-work

http://www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk/collections/angie-lewin

I will leave you here with some examples of Angie’s work, taken from Angie’s book “Plants and Places”, which is available on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and The Book Depository. I have it on order, and I can’t wait for it to arrive!

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