michelle hewett

 

Michelle Hewett, member

Specialisation: landscape and architectural scenes

“My work is a reflection of my great love of history. I am fascinated by the inspiring beauty and grandeur of many of our old buildings, even those from humble beginnings. I have tried to capture something of that which stands the test of time.”

Born in Harrogate in 1970, Michelle moved to Stamford in 1981 to attend Stamford High School. Following her A levels, she studied for a History degree at Exeter University and went into business management. After eight years in retail and National Account Management, moving around from London to Glasgow, Michelle returned to Stamford to develop a change of career in illustration.

Since 1999, Michelle has indulged her life-long love of art and completed many private as well as commercial commissions, for clients such as The National Trust and The George Hotel. With her partner she has run a successful art business selling prints, cards and table mats of her original paintings at markets, art fairs and through the internet.

Michelle’s specialist area is in landscape and architectural scenes, where the focus is on the ‘line’ and historical detail. Pen and ink is applied first to establish the structure and composition and then watercolour paint is used to bring life to the line drawings.

Michelle currently lives in Bourne with her partner Alan and daughter Aimee. Alan continues to manage the art business whilst Michelle has started teaching at Stamford Junior School. Recently, she has spent more time experimenting with colour and texture in a new line of watercolour and acrylic paintings.