Thursday, 16 August 2018

Mingling with celebs at Fashion Awards Night

TV presenter and art collector Anne Davies invited me to the East Midlands Fashion Awards 2018.  Anne and co-host fashion expert Patrick Grant joined us to watch paralympian Richard Whitehead and BBC’s Lucy Martin take to the catwalk amongst the professional models. I bumped into a few famous faces!
An atmospheric backdrop of theatrical lighting took place in the magnificent setting of St.Mary’s Church, Nottingham, an excellent venue to convey the amazing talent of our Universities.  Money raised was donated to Rainbows Hospice.























Monday, 18 June 2018

The Cank Street Gallery Summer Open Art Exhibition 2018

  

The walls are amass with colour as creativity dazzled around every corner of the Cank Street Gallery at Thursday's Private View.  Hundreds gathered and drank the bar dry by 7.15pm as we arrived!  Tim, Anetha & myself captured a glimpse of the atmosphere on such a fabulous evening.

My entry 'The Globe,' Leicester £295

Exhibitor Jemisha Maadhavji, Lizzy Hewitt & Maryam below 'The Globe'
Lizzy Hewitt artist

Artist Sue Graham with her landscape
Lizzy Hewitt, Judith Linley & Anetha Hunte

Maryam Naraghi, Lizzy Hewitt & Anethe Hunte

Maryam Naraghi with her daughters


Tim Noakes




Gallery Staff Stefan (left) chats with artist Linda Sharman (2nd from right)
Artists Jim Griffiths (left) and Paul Barrand


Visitors enjoy an extensive selection of artworks
A visitor enjoys a view of 2nd prize winners work,
George Sfougaras for Yiayia (Grandmother)
 (centre)


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Meet the Artist: Linda Sharman, Saturday 10th March 2018


Gallery panorama with Tim x2!

I took my friends along to see Leicester and LSA artist Linda Sharman at the Cank Street Gallery last Saturday.  It was a bitterly cold day so my friend’s enjoyed a hot drink and a piece of Linda’s homemade cake! (the chocolate marshmallow was to die for!)
Linda is such a lovely lady; we spoke about how her father, a successful artist, had inspired her technique.  Her exhibition ‘Visions through Light’ features a series of landscapes of Venice and Norfolk.  I’ve always liked the impressionistic quality of her work, which stands alone without any reliance on detail.  The viewer feels like they are there, present in the moment, underneath a vast expanse of sky or looking out from a Venetian bridge. There are remnants of the great impressionists Turner and Monet and like them she creates an atmospheric moment of time. 
‘Visions through Light’ exhibition runs until 21 April.
Artist's Linda Sharman (left) and Louise Ellerington
A New Day by Linda Sharman

Anetha Hunte, Tim Noakes & Lizzy



Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Christmas at Cank Street Gallery

Lizzy with Andy Ward
Welcomed by news that the gallery had sold another one of my paintings made celebrating with friends even more special. HAPPY CHRISTMAS and many thanks to all those that have supported me throughout the year!

Andy Ward
Anetha Hunte & Andy Ward
Artist Paul Hainsworth (R)
Rob Flude
Cank Street's Maryam (R)
Dayle Flude, Cank Street Gallery owner
Zara, gallery friend
Visitors invited to a glass of Christmas sparkle!









Saturday, 18 November 2017

'Tall Limes' for sale at the Cank Street Gallery

Tall Limes by Lizzy Hewitt



Thrilled that my picture is for sale at the Cank Street Gallery together with an article published on the Friends of Victoria Park website and Facebook page and the Leicester Clarendon Park Community Online Community Facebook page!  Excited and slightly anxious at the prospect as I’m not a writer, I put on my best writing head and got some words together! Biggest thanks to their Chair, Doug Smith for publishing it for me. Hope you like it!  Here’s the link:

I think the biggest thing I learnt from oil painting classes was not necessarily getting the technique right but opening up my mind as an artist to be more expressive and explore new subject matter.  Taking a fine art approach and painting things I feel strongly about, issues such as mental health and evoking feelings and emotions is somewhere I’d like to go with future work.

The fundamentals of oil using expressive brush marks and applying thicker paint, I feel has made my watercolour work better and contributed to the success of ‘Tall Limes’.

My paintings of Victoria Park available at the Cank Street Gallery can be found here:



Friday, 23 June 2017

Leicester's Cank Street Gallery Summer Prize Giving, Thursday 8 June 2017


Cank Street Gallery was full to bursting for the occasion


Lizzy Hewitt with artist Louise Ellerington & Bev Hart
Lizzy with Dayle Flude, Cank Street Gallery owner

Max Ewen with Lizzy's watercolour entry, 
Sunbathers, Victoria Park

With Mark Hewitt, Lizzy's brother
Paul Berrand and his work, With Every Hour
Tim Fowler with his entry, Princess Leia

With singer, Anetha Hunt


Lousie Ellerington's, Equine Head Study in Red



Lizzy with Cank Street's Maryam

2016 winner, Christine Johnson-Hume, with this year's entry, on screen, Derry Crows in Flight

With mum, Christine Denoon


Lizzy, Paula Robinson & artist Max Berryman
Sue Graham with her paintings

2017 winner, Signpost at Burnham Deepdale, by Peter Clayton