'Although a Cornish based artist I spent almost all of my childhood in the Middle East which has inspired in me a lifelong love of colour, particularly the glorious sunshine yellows and azure iridescent blues of the Mediterranean landscape. This exciting contrast of hot and cool colours is reflected in my work. Sensuous, sweeping shapes are punctuated with energetic vibrant colours which dominate the moods and emotions in my paintings. I try to match those early childhood adventures with colour with the local landscape in particular the rugged brutal beauty of the clay tips and the sweeping South East Cornish skies and seas.'
'I see my work as experiments in colour balance. Taking the initial idea from my surroundings and then layering dramatic shapes of colour - interweaving them above and below the original shapes and ideas. Music too plays an integral part of my life and I can’t live without it - something is always playing in the background when I am working and naturally that effects the outcome. Essentially my work is an emotional response to the people and places I love. I guess the music is just a hook to hang it on."
Hewitt's work has been exhibited throughout the south-west and London, and is held in collections in Europe and the USA.
Painting, printmaking, mixed media
Open Studios Cornwall 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (postponed); 2022; 2023
2017: Abstract 7, Penwith Gallery (14 Oct-11 Nov)
2018: The Dower House Gallery, Fore Street, Lostwithiel (1 June-31 Aug)
2023: Lost in Music, Penwith Gallery (25 Aug-23 Sept)