Dick Hewitson: Artist

Dick's paintings often arise from interpretation of landscape. Living in Dorset, many of his figurative works are contemporary interpretations of Dorset landscapes, with varying degrees of figuration. There is always some 'abstraction' in his landscapes. His work sometimes takes on a specific focus, for instance a significant number of works about WW2 Dorset coastal defences.

Currently he is mainly painting in Oils on canvas, board or wood panel. His works often make use of prior field sketches. Drawings often play a significant part in compostion.

He exhibits widely in Dorset, and in London, Hampshire, Devon, Bristol and the South-West.


Current Exhibitions

Dick is exhibiting in 'Brushes with Colour' with two other Dorset artists, Heather Gibbons and Heather MacGregor at The Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle, September 13 - 27, 2021

Dick is exhibiting as one of 30 artists in an exciting exhibition, 'Concrete Castles', at Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Army Museum, from July 27 to December 4 2021.

Concrete Castles: Britain's War Defences 1940.
Art Interpreting History.


Some recent Exhibitions

Dick exhibited with Take 4 Artists in Dorset Art Weeks 2021. Full details here.

Bath Society of Artists 115th Annual Open Exhibition. This time, shown online only, by the Victoria Gallery, Bath:
Virtual Open Exhibition 2020, November 2 - January 3 2021. See Exhibitions page.

Black Swan Arts Open 2019, Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB. 18 October to 16 November

St Ives, Porthmear Studios, Spot The Artist, Charity Sale, St Ives September Festival 2019

Horatio's Garden Chelsea Secret Art Sale 2019

Royal West of England Academy (RWA) 166th Annual Open Exhibition, 2018

Art on a Postcard Secret Auction in support of research into Hepatitis C. (November 2018). More information on the Exhbitions page.

Mottisfont Open 2018 Mottisfont Abbey, near Romsey, Hants

Solo show:
Dick Hewitson: Objects in the Dorset Landscape
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AR. Wedsnesday 17 - Tuesday 23 October 2018.

St Ives, Porthmear Studios, Spot The Artist, Charity Sale, St Ives September Festival 2018

The Summer Exhibition 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 12 to August 19.

DAW 2018: Dick held a solo show at his home / studio (venue 124) in Dorset Art Weeks 2018. This was his most successful DAW show to date.

Dorset Visual Arts: Wet Paint - exhibition at the Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, 2018

Bath Society of Artists 113th Annual Open Exhibition 2018, 24 March - 12 May. Victoria Gallery, Bath.

The St Barbe Open Exhibition 2018 - Friday February 23 to Sunday April 15.
The St Barbe Museum + Art gallery, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BH.

Dick exhibited in a Creative Coverage exhibition, with five other artists from Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, in the ground floor gallery space at Bridport Arts Centre, during December 2017 and January 2018

'Inside Dorset', Gallery Upstairs Open 2017, The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole. December 2 - 19 2017.

RWA (Royal West of England Academy) 165th Annual Open Exhibition October 1 - December 3 2017
Each of Dick's three submitted works was selected and hung for this prestigious exhibition

St Ives, Porthmear Studios, Spot The Artist, Charity Sale, St Ives September Festival 2017

Dorchester Arts Open, 2017 Duke's Gallery, Copper Street, Dorchester DT1 1GA - July 2017

Black Swan Arts Open 2016, Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB.
DIck was awarded a 'Highly Commended' by the judges for his work in this prestigious show. More information on the Exhibitions page.

Mottisfont Open 2016, Mottisfont Abbey, near Romsey, Hants.

Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Both of Dick's submitted works were selected for the Summer Exhibition at the RA.

Boundaries 2 - L'Artishe Gallery, Swanage. July 2016.

Dorset Visual Arts Interrogating Projects exhibition at the Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park, 2016

DAW 2016: Dick held a solo show at his home / studio (venue 280) in Dorset Art Weeks 2016.

He exhibited in the 163rd RWA (Royal West of England Academy) Annual Open Exhibition in Bristol, 2015.

Dick and Devon artist Maisie Parker's two-artist exhibition 'Metamorphosis' finished in November 2015. See the Exhibitions page on this site for more about this show in the wonderful new exhibition space at the Woodhayes Gallery, Luppitt, Honiton,

Some recent work 2017/18 - Dorset Coastal Defences - WW2 lookouts and pillboxes

Recently Dick has been looking at WW2 Pillboxes and lookouts in coastal Dorset, which can be found here: WW2 coastal defences .

A sample of works from 2014/18:

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