Dale Arnold Lewis
Dale Arnold Lewis is a British born artist and illustrator who studied at Bristol University of the West of England and the University of Wales. He gained a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in 2001 and has produced many illustrations for soft furnishing and greeting cards companies in the UK. He moved to Wales in 2001 where he was inspired by the rugged north Wales coastline and natural mountainous beauty of Snowdonia national park. As a lover of the great outdoors he finds immense pleasure in hiking through the mountains and countryside, capturing the picturesque scenes with sketches and photographs.
He moved to China in 2004 to become an English teacher and has lived there ever since. He now teaches Western Contemporary Arts & Design Culture and Media Studies at the prestigious Sun-Yat-Sen University in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. He organizes evening and weekend art classes for his students and arranges visits to the local art galleries in a bid to inspire his students and introduce them to leading European and American contemporary artists and designers as well as encouraging the students to understand more about Western arts and design history, its important development and worldwide influences.
Since living in China he has been involved in a variety of documentaries, TV shows and movies. He was recently commissioned by the Beijing tourist board to promote the growing art scene of Beijing with a series of paintings, collaborating with Chinese artists and filming of a documentary that is currently in post-production.
Dale is currently working on a collection of paintings that celebrates the dance scene from around the world. He is particularly interested in folk dance but recently started working on a series of contemporary dance movement styles such as Breakdance and Hip Hop.