Hewson is accredited with the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary Award 2018, has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Craig Bienniel Award to win €20,000 and won the ‘Special Prize for Contemporary Art’ at the ‘Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art’, Bulgaria (2017).
Her work continues to be internationally collected by private collectors in New York, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, and Spain. Other collections include The Trinity College Dublin History of Art collection, The Office of Public Works, Dublin, The Law Society of Ireland, and the Microsoft Collection.
In 2015 Hewson was given the opportunity to work with the world renowned abstract artist Sean Scully in New York and New Jersey which had a profound effect on her practice which has developed into abstraction.
Hewson is currently on a six month residency at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn New York.