Alwyn Crawshaw was born in 1934 in Yorkshire and was an artist (as well as a prolific writer) who specialised in nostalgic landscape paintings. He studied at Hastings School of Art before settling down in Norfolk. Crawshaw has written 25 books including ‘A Brush with Art’, which was a best seller for 9 weeks. His popularity is such that one of his books is lent by a U.K. library every day. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, his works are still highly respected. 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.
His work has been favourably reviewed by critics. “The Telegraph Weekend Magazine” reported him to be ‘ a landscape of considerable expertise’ and “ The Artists and Illustrators Magazine” described him as ‘outspoken about 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”.