Ann Lewis RCA
Small book press for linocut printing

Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Mixed media landscapes, lino cuts and etchings

Book Illustration | Lino Cuts | Etchings | Contemporary | Landscapes

Ann was born in St. Asaph, Clwyd in 1962 and now lives in Gerlan, near Bethesda, Gwynedd. Since graduating in 1988 from Exeter College of Art and Design with an Honours Degree in Graphic design, she has been working as a freelance Artist/Illustrator. Her work includes 7 children's books, book cover design, editorial illustration, advertising campaigns and graphic work for a variety of clients and organisations including Esso, The Countryside Council for Wales and The North Wales Wildlife Trust. Since being accepted in 1992 as an associate member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and becoming a full member the following year her work as a painter has taken on a more important role. She was a member of the Conwy Print Workshop from 1993 until it closed in 1997 and finds the unexpected qualities of linocutting have been an exciting and positive influence on all her work

Ann is Hon. Secretary of the Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy


"Many artists find themselves working in and being known for one style alone. There is another type of artist who is always discovering new subjects, experimenting with new materials and finding new ways of self expression. I feel that I belong to this second group. I have never felt that my work fits comfortably into a tight category or style; this is not my aim. My work is very varied, both in style and media. Sometimes I work in a fairly traditional manner, using gouache in washes similar to a water-colour technique, at times the work is quite 'graphic' using the gouache thickly in solid, well defined areas of bold colour. At other times it is more vigorous and expressive, drawing more on imagination than reality. I use a variety of media, usually mixed - ink, oil pastel, gouache, crayon, and linocut. My paintings and prints are mainly concerned with the landscape and subjects within it that interest me. Coming to live in Bethesda has bought me closer to these subjects, some of which are becoming recurring themes in my work."


The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1983
Aberystwyth Arts Centre 1983, 1991, 1995
ECAC, Llangollen 1993
Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno 1983
The Mercier Gallery, Llandudno 1991, 1992
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 1993
Tomo Gallery, Stowmarket, Suffolk 1988
The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 1988 - present
The Tegfryn Gallery, Menai Bridge, Ynys Môn 1993 - present
The Albany Gallery, Cardiff 1995
The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 1995
Oriel Bangor 1995
Hanover Gallery, Liverpool, July 1996
The Royal Cambrian Academy - Selected exhibition, Sept. 1996
Snowdonia National Park Society - Art in the Park, April 12 - 17, 1997
The Royal Cambrian Academy - Afon Conwy exhibition, April 1997

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Copyright © Ann Lewis, Oriel Cambria
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
unless stated otherwise