Ann Lewis was born in St. Asaph, Flintshire and studied at the Art College in Bangor and then at Exeter College of Art and Design. After graduating in Graphic Design at Exeter in 1988, Ann returned to Wales, initially working as a freelance designer and illustrator.
A gradual evolution from designer to fine artist began in 1993 when Ann was elected a member of the Royal ...Cambrian Academy. In April 2014, Ann was elected Vice-President of the Academy. Since March 2009, Ann has worked full time as a printmaker, specialising in the *reduction method of linocutting. She produces small editions of original prints in her studio overlooking the Ogwen Valley in North Wales.
Ann’s work is inspired largely by the Welsh landscape, its mountains, rivers, waterfalls and coastline. “The challenge of capturing the movement of flowing water or light shifting across the face of a mountain never fails to entice me and is something I return to again and again”.
In contrast to her landscape work, Ann is also drawn to capture moments in her cat’s daily routines and has several linocuts included in the book ‘The Printmakers Cat’ published by Mascot Media 2013 (re-printed in 2015).
Ann has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, as well as solo and joint exhibitions in Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff and has work in the National Library of Wales’ collection (February 2010) and the Government‘s Art Collection (March 2012).