The featured artist for this exhibition is Ian Phillips RCA, an internationally renowned printmaker living in mid Wales. He has been working in hand printed reduction linocut for over twenty years. He specialises in consecutive series of prints taken from drawings done while walking long distance footpaths or exploring particular areas of interest. His reduction lino and woodcuts, by their very nature, are low in edition, as each layer of the image can only be printed once, then being cut away making way for the next layer.
Ian studied Illustration at Leicester Polytechnic where he discovered Japanese woodcuts which have influenced his work ever since. After working as a freelance Illustrator in London he moved to Wales to concentrate on the landscape and becoming a better printmaker. He has exhibited widely across the country including The Mall Galleries, London, and in Hong Kong and the USA. He also had a residency at Djumbunji Print studio, Cairns, Australia. Ian is a member of a print collaboration called Pine Feroda who produce large woodcut prints and are based in North Devon. He was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2010.
Alongside Ian there is a fabulous selection of artists bringing different printmaking techniques for your enjoyment and appreciation. From Tayside and Angus there is Liz Myhill RSW, Jean Martin RSW, John Johnstone, Anne Skinner, Anne Russell, Les Mackay and, new to the gallery, Brian Ballantine and Jane Walker. From Fife, Hilke and Ian MacIntyre along with Joseph Davie. From Edinburgh, Cat Outram and Dylan Bell; and from Wales, Bob Guy and Paul Croft TMP RE.