Alwyn Crawshaw was born in Yorkshire and studied at Hastings School of Art. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists, the British Watercolour Society, President of the National Acrylic Painters Association, Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists, and an Honorary Member of the United Society of Artists.
Alwyn has over 25 books published by Harper Collins, including “The Artist at Work” (his autobiography). One of his books, “A Brush with Art”, was in the best sellers list for 9 weeks, this has never been achieved before with an art instructional book. Alwyn has made eight television series which have been shown worldwide.
He has appeared on various radio and television programmes, including the Gay Byrne Radio Show in Eire, BBC television and many more. He has also made 6 very successful teaching videos on painting and was named in ‘The Top Ten Best Teachers on Video in America’. He 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.
“The Artist’s and Illustrator’s Magazine” described him as ‘outspoken about the importance of 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”.