"June & Alwyn Crawshaw -Their Story, Their Paintings"
by Steve Hall
Each book ordered here will be signed by June and Alwyn
About Alwyn Crawshaw
Crawshaw was born at Mirfield, Yorkshire and studied at Hastings
School of Art . He now lives in Hickling, Norwich, Norfolk, with his
wife June. Alwyn works in watercolour, oils and acrylics. He is
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Society of
Equestrian Artists, the British Watercolour Society, President of the
National Acrylic Painters Association, Founder of the Society of
Amateur Artists, and Honorary Member of the United Society of Artists.
Alwyn has many Books and DVDs available. Over 25 books published by Harper Collins, including "The
Artist At Work" (his autobiography). One of his books, "A
Brush With Art", was in the best Sellers list for 9 weeks, this
has never been achieved before with an art instructional book.
A Public Library Survey shows that one of Alwyn's books is taken out
of a library in the UK every 2 minutes.
Alwyn has made eight television series (68 half hour programmes), all
have been screened by channel 4,some by the BBC, the Learning Channel
and the Travel Channel, and are shown worldwide in countries which
include the USA, Canada and Japan. His latest series is called
"Crawshaw's Watercolour Cruise", filmed in the Middle East.
Alwyn has appeared
on various radio and television programmes,
including the Gay Byrne Radio Show in Eire, BBC television
"Pebble Mill At One", "Daytime Live" and
"Spotlight South West". He has also made six very
successful teaching videos on painting and was named in 'The Top Ten
Best Teachers on Video In America'. He is also a regular contributor
to the "leisure Painter" magazine. Alwyn takes painting
courses, and lectures throughout Britain and abroad.
Alwyn has exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in
London. He has won the prize for the best watercolour at the Society
of Equestrian Artists annual Exhibition on five occasions.
In 1998 and again in 2001, he held a major joint exhibition with his
wife June in Tokyo, Japan.
His work has been favourably reviewed by critics. "The Telegraph
Weekend Magazine" reported him to be a 'a landscape painter of
considerably expertise' and "The Artist's and Illustrator's
Magazine" described him as 'outspoken about the importance of
maintaining traditional values in the teaching of art'. Alwyn is
listed in the current edition of "Who's Who in Art", and
the Marquis "Who's Who in the World".
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