This website showcases the work of David Lewry, both as a talented artist and illustrator in his own right and as a popular and sensitive tutor, able to inspire and instruct others in watercolour and drawing techniques. It presents a portfolio of his work in a variety of media including the demanding skills of Botanical Illustration and also includes many examples from his sketchbooks that document his travels around the world, painting and teaching.

It also includes details of his regular weekly art classes and weekend workshops in and around Bedford and his demonstrations at Art Societies, exhibitions and trade fairs across the country. Above all it will offer artists, from beginners to the more experienced, an opportunity to learn some of his techniques through a series of individual downloadable lessons. These lessons will be fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions in different media including watercolour, pencil, coloured pencil and pen and ink and will be graded in terms of difficulty. Students can choose to learn at their own pace and select subjects that appeal to them.

Finally it will introduce you to Blondie, David’s four legged assistant, who will also guide you through the lessons with her handy tips and encouragement.


We hope you will enjoy the site and become a regular visitor to keep up with the news and to expand your own skills and interests.