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


RT @Paintbox_art: Landscape Course in action today! Some great work all round! #eastlothian #art #sketch #mixedmedia - 24 Sep
RT @Paintbox_art: A beautiful day to be drawing by the sea! 🎨☀️ Our Monday Full Day Course made some fantastic work too! #MondayMotivation - 24 Sep
RT @Paintbox_art: Our first live WEBINAR is about making a body of work. Conducted on zoom, it will be £10 for a ticket. Please email us to… - 24 Sep
RT @CCInitiatives: Get on your bike! CCI's new bikes promote active travel, cut CO2 emissions and get participants safely from Lanark to La… - 24 Sep
RT @ScotWildlife: Ivy is one the most important plants for pollinators in autumn. - 24 Sep
RT @Paintbox_art: City Sketchers at Leith Docks today! So much inspiration and some great sketches! ❤ #Leith #Edinburgh #Sketching https://… - 24 Sep
RT @Paintbox_art: Full Day Drawing & Painting Course in action! Blessed with mild weather for drawing the beautiful fruit trees outside @c - 24 Sep
RT @Galleryat12: Have you seen the latest work in Our Gallery in Eccleshall by our member Christina Bennett - Chrissie will be stewarding… - 24 Sep
RT @Rosieartwork: ARTFINDER: Sam by Rosie Mark - German Shepherds are such handsome dogs, this fac… - via @artfinde - 24 Sep
Stunning to see these house martins gather over the Clyde Valley this morning @ScotWildlife @RSPBScotland @ICruwys - 24 Sep