Simon Lewis is an illustrator and printmaker based in Leeds, Yorkshire. His style has evolved into drawing highly detailed, black and white images of architecture and street scenes.
“Common themes tend to be old industry (especially brick mills), brutalism, faded grandeur, old buildings in general. I’m also interested in capturing shop fronts, especially the slightly dated or less glamorous ones, with a variety of shop names and signage unique to that area.
A lot of my subjects have since been demolished or converted, so I like to think of my work as becoming a kind of archive. When I’ve focused more on printmaking, particularly screenprint, my style involves combining the detailed drawings as layers of colour, building up depth and texture.”
These prints have been exhibited regularly both locally and nationally with some having been shortlisted for art prizes.