Darren Lewis

Joined Artfinder: April 2016

Artworks for sale: 11

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United Kingdom

About Darren Lewis

 
 
  • Biography
    I guess I am a realistic painter of coastlines and particularly of my hometown of Margate, Kent, a small coastal town in the South-East of England.  My paintings are predominately in oils on canvas or board and vary from large scale paintings to small.  Paintings derive from memory, plein-air and photography. I want to share the beauty around me and descibe the light, atmosphere of place of my chosen locations.
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  • Education

    1997 - 2000

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    1994 - 1997

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    1993 - 1994

    University of Richmond, Virginia, USA

  • Awards

    1999

    David Burley Award

    Best Painting in exhibition
  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: Sand, Sea and Light

    Dates: Sept. 23, 2016 - Sept. 28, 2016

    Venue: The Pie Factory, Margate

    Sand, Sea and Light derives from two artists using the same subject matter from a very different approach, perspective and discipline. Darren is a traditional oil painter using traditional methods to capture the changing light, mood and atmosphere of the surrounding coastlines of Thanet. Having lived by the sea for 44 years visual coastlines are ingrained in his make-up.

    This can also be said of Ross Andrews. Ross chooses a different perspective of the same subject. Ross is an artist that uses the natural environment as his canvas. He draws monumental configurations in the sand and uses ‘extreme’ photography to push himself physically in capturing the life and power of the sea. Ross immerses himself in the coast. His wealth of knowledge, science and years of experience of local coastal surroundings provides a sound basis for his creative endeavours.

    Event: Our Acquainted Coastlines

    Dates: July 19, 2016 - July 24, 2016

    Venue: New Kent Art Gallery, Broadstairs

    This exhibition brings together a collection of my most recent paintings dedicated to well-known local coastlines of Thanet. Places I have known most of my life, recording and observing scenes in chosen familiar locations.
    I am essentially a painter from Margate, and a painter of Margate. Over recent years my main focus has been to capture the varied light, atmosphere and climate of Thanet’s coastlines but more recently, a further resolution on depicting Margate Harbour and its surrounding areas has become a growing obsession. I want my paintings to reflect the beauty and serenity of Margate and its surrounding coastlines. I want to capture a specific atmosphere of time and place, created by observation and memory in depicting the varied light and shadow surrounding our acquainted coastlines.
    Colour is important in my work, relating subtle and intense colour relationships to convey a sense of place. Location is fundamental to my working practice. It’s the coastlines I’m interested

    Event: Dualism Exhibition at Pie Factory Gallery, Margate August 2015

    Dates: Aug. 6, 2015 - Aug. 20, 2015

    Venue: The Pie Factory, Margate

    Duality - a condition of being two, of having two parts usually with opposite meanings
    John Pledger and Darren Lewis exhibit together for the first time, displaying diverse and varied approaches to their work that offers striking contrasts but also an interesting and complimentary synergy.

    Darren’s work sits traditionally in seascapes, expressing with a command of colour, the qualities of light and form of his chosen locations. John uses foraged material to sculpt and manipulate, combining natural shapes with constructed three-dimensional forms that suggest duality and a carefully balanced tension.

    John’s images vary from organic natural like free-flowing forms presenting a dialogue of emotional states and situations to more formal, precise, geometric and carefully considered abstractions.

    Darren swings from representational paintings to more expressive, abstract work and sometimes strikes a midpoint between these, experimenting with different materials.

    Event: Sand, Sea and Sky

    Dates: May 16, 2015 - May 30, 2015

    Venue: Lovelys Art Gallery, Margate

    Solo Exhibition exploring coastal locations in Thanet

    Event: Moments in Colour

    Dates: July 17, 2003 - Aug. 21, 2003

    Venue: The Crypt on the Green, St James Clerkenwell

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Inspirations – Home and Abroad

    Dates: May 5, 2002 - May 26, 2002

    Venue: Margate Library Artspace, Margate, Kent

    Solo Exhibition of coastal locations home and overseas

    Event: Twelve New Artists

    Dates: Oct. 3, 2000 - Oct. 17, 2000

    Venue: Whiteleys Art Space Gallery, Whiteleys, Bayswater, London

    Group MA show

    Event: MA Degree Show

    Dates: Sept. 16, 2000 - Sept. 30, 2000

    Venue: Canterbury Christ church University, Canterbury Kent CT1 1QU

    MA Degree Show

    Event: The Mythological battle between Abstraction and Representation in Painting

    Dates: June 5, 2000 - June 19, 2000

    Venue: Broadstairs Art Space, Broadstairs Library Kent,

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: MA Degree Show

    Dates: May 11, 2000 - May 25, 2000

    Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury Kent CT1 1QU

    MA Degree Show

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Education

1997 - 2000

Canterbury Christ Church University

1994 - 1997

Canterbury Christ Church University

1993 - 1994

University of Richmond, Virginia, USA


Awards

1999

David Burley Award

Best Painting in exhibition

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Sand, Sea and Light

Dates: Sept. 23, 2016 - Sept. 28, 2016

Venue: The Pie Factory, Margate

Sand, Sea and Light derives from two artists using the same subject matter from a very different approach, perspective and discipline. Darren is a traditional oil painter using traditional methods to capture the changing light, mood and atmosphere of the surrounding coastlines of Thanet. Having lived by the sea for 44 years visual coastlines are ingrained in his make-up.

This can also be said of Ross Andrews. Ross chooses a different perspective of the same subject. Ross is an artist that uses the natural environment as his canvas. He draws monumental configurations in the sand and uses ‘extreme’ photography to push himself physically in capturing the life and power of the sea. Ross immerses himself in the coast. His wealth of knowledge, science and years of experience of local coastal surroundings provides a sound basis for his creative endeavours.

Event: Our Acquainted Coastlines

Dates: July 19, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Venue: New Kent Art Gallery, Broadstairs

This exhibition brings together a collection of my most recent paintings dedicated to well-known local coastlines of Thanet. Places I have known most of my life, recording and observing scenes in chosen familiar locations.
I am essentially a painter from Margate, and a painter of Margate. Over recent years my main focus has been to capture the varied light, atmosphere and climate of Thanet’s coastlines but more recently, a further resolution on depicting Margate Harbour and its surrounding areas has become a growing obsession. I want my paintings to reflect the beauty and serenity of Margate and its surrounding coastlines. I want to capture a specific atmosphere of time and place, created by observation and memory in depicting the varied light and shadow surrounding our acquainted coastlines.
Colour is important in my work, relating subtle and intense colour relationships to convey a sense of place. Location is fundamental to my working practice. It’s the coastlines I’m interested

Event: Dualism Exhibition at Pie Factory Gallery, Margate August 2015

Dates: Aug. 6, 2015 - Aug. 20, 2015

Venue: The Pie Factory, Margate

Duality - a condition of being two, of having two parts usually with opposite meanings
John Pledger and Darren Lewis exhibit together for the first time, displaying diverse and varied approaches to their work that offers striking contrasts but also an interesting and complimentary synergy.

Darren’s work sits traditionally in seascapes, expressing with a command of colour, the qualities of light and form of his chosen locations. John uses foraged material to sculpt and manipulate, combining natural shapes with constructed three-dimensional forms that suggest duality and a carefully balanced tension.

John’s images vary from organic natural like free-flowing forms presenting a dialogue of emotional states and situations to more formal, precise, geometric and carefully considered abstractions.

Darren swings from representational paintings to more expressive, abstract work and sometimes strikes a midpoint between these, experimenting with different materials.

Event: Sand, Sea and Sky

Dates: May 16, 2015 - May 30, 2015

Venue: Lovelys Art Gallery, Margate

Solo Exhibition exploring coastal locations in Thanet

Event: Moments in Colour

Dates: July 17, 2003 - Aug. 21, 2003

Venue: The Crypt on the Green, St James Clerkenwell

Solo Exhibition

Event: Inspirations – Home and Abroad

Dates: May 5, 2002 - May 26, 2002

Venue: Margate Library Artspace, Margate, Kent

Solo Exhibition of coastal locations home and overseas

Event: Twelve New Artists

Dates: Oct. 3, 2000 - Oct. 17, 2000

Venue: Whiteleys Art Space Gallery, Whiteleys, Bayswater, London

Group MA show

Event: MA Degree Show

Dates: Sept. 16, 2000 - Sept. 30, 2000

Venue: Canterbury Christ church University, Canterbury Kent CT1 1QU

MA Degree Show

Event: The Mythological battle between Abstraction and Representation in Painting

Dates: June 5, 2000 - June 19, 2000

Venue: Broadstairs Art Space, Broadstairs Library Kent,

Solo Exhibition

Event: MA Degree Show

Dates: May 11, 2000 - May 25, 2000

Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury Kent CT1 1QU

MA Degree Show


 

Biography

I guess I am a realistic painter of coastlines and particularly of my hometown of Margate, Kent, a small coastal town in the South-East of England.  My paintings are predominately in oils on canvas or board and vary from large scale paintings to small.  Paintings derive from memory, plein-air and photography. I want to share the beauty around me and descibe the light, atmosphere of place of my chosen locations.
 
 
 
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