Ewie was born in 1964 and lives in Northern England. “I've been producing homoerotic paintings and drawings since my late teens,” he says, “but it wasn't until about 2004 that I started selling them. I don't, in all honesty, consider myself an Artist-with-a-capital-A, not by any stretch of the imagination. I'm a picture-maker: my pictures are intended above all to be highly decorative - the reaction I most like to get is ‘Ooh that's lovely!’ rather than ‘I glean a great deal of intellectual satisfaction from your conception of space and subliminality’ or stuff like that. The closest I come to an ‘artistic vision’ is that I love bright vibrant colours, deep contrasts, black shadows, brilliant highlights – I suppose you could call this ‘drama’.”