Paul Lewin was born in Manchester in 1967. Since studying for a degree in Fine Art in Bristol, he has lived and worked in various parts of the south west of England. Today he lives in west Penwith, with a studio that looks down the valley of Penberth towards the sea. When weather permits he likes to paint outdoors, often on the windswept cliffs between Porthcurno and Land's End.
Paul has become renowned for his representational views of Cornish headlands, down steep granite rock-faces to the crashing waves below. His ability to capture the transient effect of light on water is much admired and his paintings accurately convey the extreme weather conditions of the Atlantic coast. Paul attempts to complete his works at a single sitting, beginning with pencil drawings before moving on to pastels, watercolours, gouache and oil paints.
Paul's work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK. He has had solo shows across the country and as far afield as Boston, USA. His paintings are held in collections worldwide. In 2004 Paul was commissioned to make 6 paintings to be hung in the new Cunard liner, Queen Mary II.
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