'While many of his contemporaries at Cambridge were Footlighting or Rowing, Trevor Newton seemed to spend much of his time drawing and painting. His specialities then were lavish invitations for May Week parties, illustrated menus for Club and Society dinners, posters and programmes for plays and concerts, along with a highly individual line in architectural fantasy drawn for its own sake and for the amusement of his friends. He managed to combine the frivolous and the Baroque in a curious and most engaging manner; Osbert Lancaster meets Tiepolo.
'Trevor is still drawing and painting as passionately as ever and though the content of his work may be more serious, in style and execution it still has all the youthful energy and verve which characterised it almost thirty years ago.'
-catalogue note for Trevor Newton’s annual London exhibition 2009.
Top: Trevi Fountain, 2006 - Mixed media on paper
Bottom: Hampton Court Palace, 2008 - Mixed media on paper