Ken Murray Art
|Posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:10 AM|
On Saturday 2nd March, sixteen of us enjoyed a private view of Paul Lewin's work at The Webb Fine Art Gallery in Battersea. Hostess Liz made us very welcome with champagne and canapes served by her very elegant staff while a saxophanist provided background music. There were plenty of paintings to admire and the artist himself was on hand to answer questions and generally chat to everyone.
Paul Lewin is a painter of international renown for his cliff-top “en plein air” paintings. He was trained in Bristol and has since lived and worked in south-west Britain, much of this in West Penwith, the westernmost tip of Cornwall. He has had over 50 one-person exhibitions and numerous group shows in the UK and overseas.
He has painted in many locations throughout the UK and has gained a particular connection with its coastal fringes. "Zawns" are a favourite subject of his. A zawn is a deep and narrow sea-inlet in the British Isles, especially Cornwall and the south-west, cut by erosion into sea-cliffs, and with steep or vertical side-walls. Not only did we see many beautiful paintings (and a couple of people made purchases), but we learned a new word - very useful for Scrabble enthusiasts.
We look forward to the future expedition to Nyman's Gardens in West Sussex later this year.
Paul Lewin is seen here talking to Ken Murray (right) and Ray Rankine (left).