Sue Lewington

Tutor Bio

My inspiration comes from walking in Cornwall and Scilly watching the landscape slowly change with the seasons.

I work on the high moorlands, the seashores and all places between – trying to capture a sense of place and time in both the big views and the small details. Working in sketchbooks I make visual and written notes.

Not everything can be painted, birdsong, a snatch of conversation, the passage of time through the landscape.

Sometimes I paint on the spot and sometimes the sketches are worked up in watercolour, acrylic, inks and charcoal back in my workshop.

I produce sketchbooks for publication as well as handmade artists books for galleries and commissions.

Teaching has become a large part of my life. There’s nothing to match the ideas and energy in a room of creative people hard at work.. and nothing to match that feeling of a long day in the workshop trying to achieve something close to the picture I have in my head…


“Wide ranging but relevant subject material explored. Sue gave us all confidence to try new techniques in a relaxed but structured teaching approach.”

“It was marvellous, lovely venue, fantastic knowledgeable, friendly tutor who was so generous with her skills and experience. And such wonderful participants. A day to remember and very inspirational.”

“It was fascinating to see how Sue worked – very knowledgeable. I possibly would have liked a bit longer to try stuff myself.”

“Always inspirational to see Sue’s sketch books. Great to have demos in different techniques. Yummy lunch – Thank you! A real treat. Fab-u-lous!!!”

“Enjoyable experience, patient tutor for beginners, explains techniques well. Lovely lunch, excellent studio.”

“Sue was fantastic, unpretentious, and approachable. So many nice little bits of advice and it was lovely to hear her passion when she described the environment she paints is.”

“Excellent workshop with a good mix of narrating, sketching, and painting. Well organised day.”