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Ian Phillips

A chance encounter with a small book of ‘Hiroshiges 53 stages of the Tokaido’ woodcuts, whilst studying Illustration at Leicester Polytechnic, seduced me into the world of relief print from which I never escaped. I've been trying to catch the delicate sensibilities of seasonal weather and the dramatic natural compositions of Japanese prints ever since. I taught myself lino cut reduction printmaking while working as a freelance Illustrator in London.

In 2001 I moved to Wales to concentrate on the landscape and becoming a better print maker. I have now been working with lino for over twenty years and have exhibited widely across the country as well as at The Mall Galleries, London, and in Hong Kong and the US. I recently had a very inspirational residency to the Djumbunji Print studio, Cairns, Australia, which has added an extra dimension to my printmaking and lead to the work in the Bestiary series.

I have also been a demonstrator at Art in Action, Oxford where I met Merlyn Chesterman, a chance meeting which lead to the exciting collaboration which is Pine Feroda and the production of the large scale woodcuts for which Pine is becoming well known.


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