Ronnie Cruwys MSAI


My background as a conservation architect and my love of drawing led to the creation of ‘Drawing the Street’, where I draw long street elevations in and around conservation areas. I like to draw the parts of the towns which are more overlooked and draw them as accurately as I find them. I include any practical architectural detail which may inform historians or architects in future about the life and context of these buildings. I share all my work on my website and blogs (links below) and there are now fifty streets in my collection, all of places which are meaningful to me.

I now live and work in the old orchard country of the Clyde Valley, Scotland.

Ronnie Cruwys

More work can be seen on
Blog for work in progress
Blog for archive of all street drawings recorded as individual buildings
Website for icon painting


  • Illustrator
    • 2d plans & elevations
    • Exteriors
    • Interiors


  • Watercolour
  • Line & wash
  • Marker, pen & ink
  • Pencil, pastel, graphite


Developing a year of daily sketches from the orchard with @Paintbox_art #mentoring #wip #scottishorchard - 22 Oct
Trafalgar Place, South Vennel, Lanark - 22 Oct
RT @barewall: So the long-term empty building built by Wedgwood family between Art Gallery and the Cafe is to be renovated - Get In #mother - 22 Oct
RT @Paintbox_art: Some lovely colour studies on our St Ives Short Course today! Inspired by Port Seton Harbour and the surrounding coastal… - 22 Oct
RT @Biggarglasswork: Detailed view of some fused elements of this piece giving it a bit more of a 3D effect. - 22 Oct
RT @Paintbox_art: It was all about colour today on the Professional Development Course! Lots of mixing! 🎨😊 @cockenziehouse #art #WednesdayM - 22 Oct
RT @LGSpace: Only 120k red squirrels are left in the UK. But Trees for Life has been reintroducing reds to suitable Highland woodlands - an… - 22 Oct
Post Me a Letter - 22 Oct
Last of 2021 Fox and Cubs today @365DaysWild #latebloomer #scottishorchard - 22 Oct
RT @Paintbox_art: Lots of fantastic ideas were bubbling away on our Professional Development Course today. 🤓 Drawing from paintings, making… - 22 Oct