Brian Lewis (born 1936) 17 Linden Terrace, Pontefract, WF 8 4 AE
Telephone 01977 793121
I do not respond to emails (life is too short) but if I get a letter I write back and include a drawing or painting.
There are several “Brian Lewis artists” in Yorkshire. If you want to read read articles about me then something can usually be found if you add “artist-writer-publisher” after my name.
I paint and offer my work for sale because my wife Reini Schuhle and I collect art works and in that way invest in fellow artists. I sold my first painting when I was 17 years old and the buzz of knowledge which comes when you know that something you have created is entering a different environment continues to excite me. I love working with other artists.
I am a political artist. My best works has appeared when society faces challenges or needs a graphic artist. I created a lot of material during the 1984 Miners’ Strike, the development of The Peace Movement and Brexit. I also publish and illustrate books and when working with the printer Edward Leathem, create Concertina Books.
I was short listed for the Ruskin Prize. The theme was an innovative approach to landscape painting. (I was in the last 14 out of 400) I was also Birmingham’s First Poet Laureate and created relative drawings which supported the multi-unit texts.