NEW SERIES: Walking & Place by Neil Bousfield
10 Prints. 2022 – Ongoing.
The use of grids suggest a mapping and plotting process used to make sense of places and landscape. Dog walking acts as a metaphor for routine and daily experiences that root us to places that become home.
The engravings here are from a series of 10 multiple block relief engravings currently in development. They explore the notion of a dog’s sense of place, of how mapping territory through routine dog walking builds an attachment to the places where we live both for the walker and their dogs.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Neil Bousfield is a British artist working in relief printmaking and contemporary wood engraving. His recent work explores the landscape narrative of the North Norfolk coast and the changing geography of time and place. He sketches on location, walks, researches and imagines to make his layered prints. The balance of gentle hues and the play of line and texture give Bousfield’s work a timeless quality.
To mark the centenary of the death of the poet Wilfred Owen on 4th November 1918, and the centenary of the end of WW1, Armistice Day 11th November 1918, Bousfield was commissioned by the Folio Society to make a series of engravings to commemorate Owen’s life and work.
Bousfield’s work is held in numerous collections including – The National Art Library; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Pallant House Gallery; Chichester University; Ohio State University Libraries, USA.
Neil Bousfield was born in Middlesbrough, UK. He studied at the University of the West of England (UWE) where he gained a Master of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, awarded with distinction in 2007. In 2009 Neil was elected a member of The Society of Wood Engravers and in 2014 to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.