Gouache painting of a Butterflies surrounded by foliage created by Scottish Artist Anthea Lewis
frame edge on the aperture
Born in London in 1948, her family moved from Birmingham, to Australia and then moved back to Britain in 1963, to live in Aberdeen, where her father directed the Blood Transfusion Centre. After graduating, Anthea moved to Paris in 1980, working as an illustrator and exhibiting, returning to Scotland in 1989 with her infant daughter to live in the fishing village of Dunbar. She then moved to Glasgow in 1996.
Anthea is well known for her superbly detailed portraits, animal and bird paintings, exotic in atmosphere, inspired originally by her childhood visit to Green Island off Queensland, where she saw feral cats peeping out of the jungle undergrowth. These were to be the source of future paintings for many years.