Lewis Hazelwood-Horner is a London-based painter who has experienced immense success in his first decade as a professional artist. After initial study at Byam Shaw School of Art Lewis obtained further training from London Atelier of Representational Art. Since graduating his works have been selected for over thirty exhibitions including his very own solo exhibition entitled ‘Beers and Guns’ at the Mall Galleries. Most recently he was selected for an exhibition at the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art in Japan.
In 2016 when only twenty four, Lewis was honoured to be awarded the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize and the Visitors Choice Award for his painting Salt in Tea which was selected out of 3,828 entries. This painting was then exhibited at the Palazzo di Strozzi in Florence, Italy alongside Picasso and Kandinsky amongst others. The following year Lewis joined the committee of the Royal Society of British Artists as one of the youngest members to be awarded membership to date.
Lewis’s appreciation of craftsmanship has led to a focus on capturing workers in action; farmers, fishmongers, blacksmiths and brewers have been known to feature in his works. Most recently Lewis has embarked on a project to document Britain’s pubs through the medium of oil.
Lewis’s painting style is distinctive and easily recognisable due to the textured surface. The paint is generously applied to the canvas but in using the primed surface as a pallet, little is left to waste resulting in wonderfully thick, textured paintings.