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Kevin Lewis
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  • Wexford
  • Ireland

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  • Sheila Mac Nally
  • Marja van Kampen
  • Dick Donaghue
  • John Moriarty
  • Rosa Olivero
  • Mairead Holohan
  • meg leahy
  • John McManus
  • Dee Crowe

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Sad News - Passing of LOUISE TREACY.
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So sad the hear of the passing last night of my dear friend and fellow artist, Louise Treacy. Louise will be fondly remembered by all those with whom she came into contact. Her honesty, sense of…Read on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grahame Booth May 14.


I would just like to say a big 'Thank You' to all the artists,poets, musicians and friends of the late Denis Collins who turned up on Friday night last October 4th. for the posthumous launch of his…Read on...

Started Oct 9, 2019



Kevin Lewis's Paintings

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Mainly a "watercolour artist", my paintings are representational works of the ordinary streets, countryside and coastal areas that surround us daily. My passion is for painting buildings and boats and I love to find that unusual viewpoint of familiar places. To quote a favourite artist of mine, Andrew Pitt -" I like to think of painting as re-creation not recreation".
 I also enjoy drawing very much.

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Norah Blount commented on Kevin Lewis's photo

Storm over Wexford from Burrow Rosslare

"Thats a wonderful stormy sky Kevin, enjoy the festival and hopefully next year will give us all a chance to partake"
Jul 30
Kevin Lewis is attending Sheila Mac Nally's event

Paint out for Lou at Our Lady’s Island

July 29, 2020 to August 1, 2020
This Saturday August 1st at 11:30am we are celebrating the life of our wonderful Mam, Louise with a Paint Out at Ladys Island, Wexford. Everyone is welcome to come join us and raise a paintbrush to mark the life and passing of an incredible force of nature Louise.See More
Jul 30
Kevin Lewis commented on Cathal O'Briain's blog post RNLI Courtown Harbour, Wexford, Watercolour Painting
"Cathal, I was here only last week and photographed this subject myself with the intention of doing a painting. However, after seeing this I think I shall hold off. You have done a marvellous rendering here. I like every aspect of it especially the…"
Jul 26
Kevin Lewis commented on Kyrle Cahill's photo

Long Island today

"Lovely drawing Kyrle, well for you sir being able to get sunburnt, I hope you are a lovely shade of burnt umber by now ha ha. "
Jul 24

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At 19:18 on July 1, 2019, Sally Downey said…

Not sure yet, Kevin, where we’re off to this weekend. Might you be in the area? We went to Virginia last Sat. It was beautiful and I’m sure we’ll do it again sometime. You missed a great time at  the Dublin Fest.  And Connemara was its usual very enjoyable with a great crowd numerically and craicwise.  Don’t forget we’re off to Donegal for a few nights 19th August.   Might you join us there?

I like your use of the w/c pencils.  That barge does look interesting and I’m sure, although I really know nothing about it,  looked very foreign in Wexford. 

I think I’ve already sent you the Donegal details but if you can’t find them and are interested let me know. All the best. Sally

At 11:26 on February 27, 2019, Kyrle Cahill said…

Hi Kevin, congrats on selling the great painting. Had no doubts about it flying away. Well done, it is a beauty. Kyrle

At 22:54 on September 19, 2018, Sally Downey said…

What do you mean you haven't done any painting for a while? What makes these urban sketches and not paintings??  You have a great foundation for a collection of Buildings of Wexford there.  

We're going to the Ploughing tomorrow and I'm going to bring my little bag with me.  That is one of the big attractions of Urban sketching - its so easy to accommodate the materials about your person, in your pockets, handbag etc.  We'll see what happens.

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Sail on the Norfolk Broads

Small w/c 7ins x 6ins from a photo sent to me by my friend Linda in East Anglia. Used only three colours altogether, Payne's Grey, Raw Umber and Olive Green. Hopefully will get to visit the area at some stage in the future as it looks so beautiful.

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 21:53 — 2 Comments

Park House Gatelodge

Out walking last week I passed this well-known landmark and did a quick pencil sketch from which I completed this painting yesterday. It's on Saunders Waterford 300lb rough paper and measures 7.5ins x 11.5 ins.

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 18:22 — 5 Comments

Gatelodge at Johnstown II

Completed this 8ins x 6ins W/C painting on Saunders Waterford 300lb rough, from the sketch of the same subject I posted last week. 

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 13:23 — 4 Comments


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