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AUDREY LEWIS-HOPKINS.

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTER.


STATEMENT AND WORK.
           



  Audrey Lewis-Hopkins was painting from a very early age with Harry Windsor Fry.  Later on she studied under  Paul Feiler at the  West of England College of Art. She paints mostly in oils and  lives in Bristol.






The artist standing by one of her works at the Royal West of England Academy in 2007.  It is entitled 'The auction of horse brasses at Reading'





She has exhibited at the following:-the London Group,the Royal Academy London, the Royal West of England Academy, the Royal West of England Touring Exhibition,the Royal Glasgow Institute, Le Salon 1959 Grand Palais des Champs Elysées, the Broadway Gallery, The Elizabeth Gallery, Woburn Abbey Art Gallery, at Birmingham University, and has had an exhibition at the Alwin Gallery in Brook Street, London W1.
                                   
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                             
   



  'The last night of the  Proms.'

   Oil on board.    Size  36x48 inches.  






          'Low Tide, Mullion Cove, Cornwall.'

          Oil on Board. 

           20x24 inches.
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AN EXAMPLE FROM HER COLOURWEB PERIOD.




                          

   
 The image to the left shows a colorweb on the front cover of the News Reel Magazine of summer 1969.
This is the magazine produced by Coats Cottons.
 Here is a transcript of page 37 of the magazine.

Most people buy Coats Mercer-Crochet thread to make dresses, bedsteads, tablecloths or bedsteads. Audrey Lewis-Hopkins, however, buys it to make decorative wall panels.

This unusual use of our product came to light recently when Mrs Lewis-Hopkins wrote to Ferguslie Mills in Paisley asking for a shade card. In her letter she explained:- "I use your cottons-not for crochet- but for making constructions described as colourwebs. They are constructed on a base of laminated wood, painted with P.V.A. and the coloured mercer cottons radiate from a metal shaft, embedded in the wood, and are secured at the periphery by nails."

These works of Audrey Lewis-Hopkins have created considerable interest in the art world.  Her Colourweb 1  was exhibited at the Royal Academy London last summer and is now in America. The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts invited her to show a similar construction at their autumn exhibition. A colourweb crucifix eight feet by four feet, also constructed in Coats mercerised cotton, is with the Community of the Resurrection in Butchers Row, London.

Wherever a colourweb goes on show there is always to be found,in front of it,a small group of people fascinated by the colour, and by the apparent movement of the threads, as one walks past the construction.
                             
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 EXAMPLES FROM HER HARD EDGE PERIOD.
                                      
    1967.    48x54 inches.  Acrylic on canvas.  1967.                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                        1967.    48X54 inches. Acrylic on canvas.   

    



















 

She can be contacted by email :-   LEWISHCL@GMAIL.COM
LINKS  :-

British art and British paintings from present day contemporary artists.


Creative Edge Picture Framing,  Bristol.


© 2008 - This site and its contents are the copyright property of  Audrey Lewis-Hopkins.








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