Zawn: Walking West Penwith Cliff-edge painting by Paul Lewin


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Paul Lewin has established a reputation as a fearless plein-air painter, who works for long hours from the cliff-tops of Cornwall, Devon, the Scilly Islands and Eire, producing paintings of great beauty.

This new book will take the form of a collection of existing paintings, and others created specifically for this publication, each painting marking a walking line west from Newlyn along the headland to Land’s End, then north to Zennor.  The images will be accompanied by a text written by Paul Gough. It will contextualise Paul Lewin’s practice in the history of Cornish painting, the tradition of en plein work, but will also offer a commentary on the artist’s sojourn across West Penwith. The book will also include an interview between the painter and writer which will cover the artist’s approach to painting, his methods, materials and those artists and writers who matter most to him.

  • Published in conjunction with an exhibition at  Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance:  9 November – 3 December 2016
  • Includes an interview with Paul Lewin, to elicit the painter’s approach to painting, in the context of the artists and writers that matter to him.
  • Beautifully illustrated.