1 May 2016

Printmaker in Focus

I am currently 'Printmaker in Focus' at Oriel Wrecsam where I am exhibiting a selection of my wood engravings including prints from my Portfolio of Objects and Living in Norfolk ‪#‎printmaking‬ series. This exhibition is a continuation of Oriel Wrecsam's series of displays examining the contemporary print landscape. The exhibition continues until 17 June 2016 - work is available for sale in the shop.
Daydreamers at Happisburgh







28 April 2016

The London Original Print Fair

I am pleased to be joining the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers once again this year on their stand at The London Original Print Fair held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The print fair takes place Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 May 2016.  Further details available from the London Original Print Fair website









Searching for Amber

High Tide Chancers








Sea Side Games

6 October 2015

The Society of Wood Engravers 78th Annual Exhibition

Latest original engravings from members of the Society of Wood Engravers

Venues for the 78th annual touring exhibition :
The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford 6-24 October 2015. PV 10 Oct 3-5pm 
Eton College (Drawing Schools Gallery) Windsor 8 November-10 December. PV 7 Nov 7-9.30pm
Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution 5-25 January 2016
Bankside Gallery, London 2-21 February 2016. PV 6 Feb 5-7.30pm
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk 5 March-2 April 2016. PV 4 Mar 6.30-8.30pm
Kevis House Gallery, Petworth 11 April-31 May 2016. PV 9 April 10.30-2pm

7 September 2015

The 20th Norwich Print Fair

7-19 September 2015
The 20th Norwich Print Fair : an exhibition of artist's original prints
10-5 Mon-Sat 11-4 Sun
A selection of my engravings will be on show
Private View Monday 7th September 6pm
For full details visit the Norwich Print Fair website

7 May 2015

RE Original Prints 2015 exhibition

RE Original Prints 2015
Bankside Gallery, London
8 May - 6 June 2015
Latest fine original prints by Members of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
For full details visit the Bankside Gallery website

20 April 2015

The London Original Print Fair

The London Original Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 April 2015
Exhibiting original engravings with The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers 
For full details visit the London Print Fair website

22 March 2015

A Narrative of Place : Neil Bousfield prints at Tinsmiths

SPRING EXHIBITION : 28 MARCH - 25 APRIL 2015
A solo exhibition of my engravings at Tinsmiths in Ledbury, Herefordshire, opening 28th March
with a private view on Friday 27th March

1 March 2015

Drawing in Practice: A Portfolio of Objects -
CFPR Book Arts, UWE, Bristol

SPRING EXHIBITION : 2 MARCH - 17 APRIL 2015
Drawing in Practice: A Portfolio of Objects
An exhibition of my original engravings at UWE, Bristol
For full details visit the CFPR Book Arts website

25 January 2015

Hidden in Plain Sight -
Norwich University of the Arts Gallery

EXHIBITION : 27 JANUARY - 28 FEBRUARY 2015
Norwich University of the Arts Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
A group exhibition at The Gallery at NUA, Norwich

27 November 2014

Out of the Box : Christmas exhibition at North House Gallery

28 November - 10 January 2015
NORTH HOUSE GALLERY
The Walls, Manningtree, Essex COII IAS
www.northhousegallery.co.uk

19 November 2014

The Society of Wood Engravers 77th Annual Exhibition

Latest original engravings from members of the Society of Wood Engravers

Venues for the 77th annual touring exhibition :
20 November – 28 Dec 2014  Jenny Blyth Fine Art, Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford, OX2 6DF
www.jennyblythfineart.co.uk   www.artjericho.com Wed–Sun 12.00–18.00 (closed 24 25 26 Dec)
3–22 February 2015  Bankside Gallery, London, SE1 9JH  Private View 7 February
7 March–11 April  Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PQ  Private View 6 March
25 April–20 May  Kevis House Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AG  Private View 24 April
23 May–20 June  The Marle Gallery, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NQ  Private View 23 May
For full details of the tour visit The Society of Wood Engravers website 

1 June 2014

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014

I was delighted to hear from the RA my limited edition engraving ECCLES SUNRISE has been accepted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition . If you are out and about in London, the exhibition is open 9 June - 17 August Saturday-Thursday 10am - 6pm and until 10pm Fridays. For further details visit the Royal Academy of Arts web site: www.royalacademy.org.uk

4 May 2014

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Original Prints


I am delighted to be taking part in the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers annual exhibition - a group exhibition of contemporary printmakers, showcasing new works by RE Artists 8 May - 7 June.
This is a detail of my engraving #STUFF_FROM_A_NORFOLK_BEACH which is available to buy from Bankside Gallery during the exhibition framed in natural ash, or unframed directly from the gallery. For full details visit the Bankside Gallery website

4 April 2014

Twenty Twenty Gallery: British Glassmakers & Printmakers

I am really pleased to be taking part in a group exhibition of contemporary printmakers and glassmakers at the Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire 5 April  - 24 May 2014
For full details visit the Twenty Twenty Gallery website

30 March 2014

On Eccles Beach - wood engraving
by Neil Bousfield

On Eccles Beach
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

23 March 2014

Daydreamers at Happisburgh - wood engraving
by Neil Bousfield

Daydreamers at Happisburgh
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

16 March 2014

Windy Walcott - wood engraving
by Neil Bousfield

Windy Walcott
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

5 March 2014

New prints: Living in Norfolk series


Taking in the view
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series



Over the Wall
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

What's 'er names house
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

Originally from the North East, the coastal landscape has played a fundamental part of my life from birth. The opportunity to live by the coast once again with a move to North Norfolk has inspired this latest series of limited edition prints. The three editions pictured above are amongst the latest from the Living in Norfolk series of prints I am producing to record this area of the coast. Please get in touch if you wish to purchase a copy from these editions .. Thank you.

4 March 2014

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE)

Very pleased to have been elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Thank you for all the congratulations!

2 March 2014

Bircham Gallery newcomers exhibition

I am really pleased to be taking part in Bircham Gallery's Newcomers Exhibition 8 March – 2 April 2014, showcasing new artists and makers taken on at Bircham Gallery during their anniversary year.

Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk, is celebrating 25 years.... their 25th Anniversary Programme continues through to the end of April 2014.

For further details on the Newcomers Exhibition view their website

28 February 2014

Prints at Bircham Gallery

Very pleased to be working with Bircham Gallery who are now representing me and my limited edition prints in Holt, Norfolk.

1 February 2014

Instagram-ing

Instagram 
.. snaps of inspiration, places visited, stuff I like...
follow 'neilbousfield' if you'd like to see more! 

26 January 2014

Taking in the View - wood engraving
by Neil Bousfield

Taking in the View
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

19 January 2014

Over the Wall - wood engraving
by Neil Bousfield

Over the Wall : wood engraving by Neil Bousfield
Over the Wall
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

15 January 2014

Art Angels greetings cards - printmakers range

New to the printmakers range ..
  
"A Happisburgh Caravan", "Skinny Dog in a Green Chair", "Where There was Tea, Now There is Sea"

Published by Art Angels Publishers, these 3 cards are available from shops and online at
 The Blank Card Company
 Down to Earth
 One Brown Cow

Please see Art Angels Publishers for further details

12 January 2014

What's 'er names house - wood engraving
by Neil Bousfield






What's 'er names house : wood engraving by Neil Bousfield
What's 'er names house
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

9 January 2014

Works on paper

A selection of my prints will be on show at the
Works on Paper, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
exhibited with Emma Mason Prints
Further info:

7 January 2014

Running dogs

5 original prints from the running dogs series:

Waggy Dog by Neil Bousfield
Waggy dog
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 80w x 100h

Peachy Boy
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 70w x 61h
Me Whippets
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 75w x 95h
Runners
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 245w x 360h
Skinny Dog in a Green Chair
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 250w x 350h

5 January 2014

Eccles Sunrise - wood engraving

Eccles Sunrise : wood engraving by Neil Bousfield
Eccles Sunrise
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2014
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Part of the "Living in Norfolk" series

1 January 2014

Looking forward to 2014 .. !

Happy New Year

There will be lots of new work to show you in 2014 ! 

Meanwhile,  you can view my work at the following exhibitions ..
The Marle Gallery Print Show   Axminster, Devon, 5 Nov - 4 Jan 2014
High Cross House   Dartington, 22 Nov - 28 Jan 2014
Bankside Gallery  London  3 - 23 Feb 2014
for full details view exhibitions

.. and the following galleries:
St Jude's Prints - online gallery
Emma Mason British Prints - online & at their gallery based in Eastbourne
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - online & at their shop based in Wakefield
Pallant House Gallery Bookshop - online & at their gallery based in Chichester
Ken Spelman Books and Gallery - at their shop based in York 
Church Street Gallery - online & at their gallery based in Saffron Walden

Stay in touch ..

Website:  www.inkyfingerspress.com
Blog: inkyfingerspress.blogspot.co.uk
Twitter:  Neil Bousfield @inkyfngerspress
Get in touch: Contact

20 December 2013

Happy Christmas everyone

Books, ukulele, beer and printing .. 
Happy Christmas!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased my work & for your support during 2013.
New work on its way for the new year ...

12 December 2013

The last of the Liquorice Whippets for Christmas

We have now sold the last of our Liquorice Whippets on Eccles Sea Wall...
however, you still have a chance to purchase one of these limited edition prints before they are gone!
Liquorice Whippets on Eccles Sea Wall 
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2013
Image size(mm) 120w x 195h
If you would like to purchase one of the remaining copies of
Liquorice Whippets on Eccles Sea Wall
this limited edition print is in stock at :

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - online and at their shop based in Wakefield

9 December 2013

A Load of Old Cameras

Calling all camera enthusiasts!
35 cameras to identify

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting images of the 35 individual camera blocks
which make up the complete print "A Load of Old Cameras", shown below.
A Load of Old Cameras
AWARDED THE RACHEL RECKITT PRIZE
Currently on tour with the Society of Wood Engravers 76th Annual Exhibition
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 305w x 420h

To view the individual cameras, follow me on Twitter - 
and help identify the camera make & model within each print ...
tweet or email your answer, including the tag  #ALoadofOldCameras  in all replies, thank you!!

 Twitter:  Neil Bousfield @inkyfngerspress
 Email:  prints@inkyfingerspress.com

8 December 2013

Society of Wood Engravers exhibition

76th Annual Exhibition
of the Society of Wood Engravers

Currently open at:
High Cross House, Dartington  22 November 2013 - 28 January 2014

The exhibition will then travel to:
Bankside Gallery, London  3 - 23 February 2014
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk  1 - 30 March 2014
St David's Studio Gallery, Wales  9 April - 11 May 2014
The Marle Gallery, Axminster  24 May - 5 July 2014

One of the prints being exhibited:
Heading Towards Home
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
For full details visit the Society of Wood Engravers website

28 November 2013

Limited edition prints as Christmas presents

Looking for limited edition prints as Christmas presents?  There’s plenty of time to purchase my prints directly or from these galleries... 

St Jude's Prints - online gallery
Emma Mason British Prints - online and at their gallery based in Eastbourne
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - online and at their shop based in Wakefield
Pallant House Gallery Bookshop - online and at their gallery shop based in Chichester
The Marle Gallery - at their gallery based in Axminster, Devon
Ken Spelman Bookshop - online and at their shop based in York

26 November 2013

Art Angels Cards

Printmakers range
Two of my limited edition prints 
"Skinny Dog in a Green Chair" and "Where There was Tea, Now There is Sea"
have been published as cards by Art Angels Publishers

They are available for purchase .. & are in stock now!

Available from shops and online at
 The Blank Card Company
 Down to Earth
 One Brown Cow

Please see Art Angels Publishers for further details

18 November 2013

Last of the Liquorice Whippets in black & white

We have now sold the last of our Liquorice Whippets on Eccles Sea Wall... 
however, a few copies are available from the edition, so you still have a chance to purchase one of these limited edition prints before they are gone! ...
Liquorice Whippets on Eccles Sea Wall 
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield, 2013
Image size(mm) 120w x 195h
If you would like to purchase one of the remaining copies of 
Liquorice Whippets on Eccles Sea Wall 
this limited edition print is in stock at the following galleries:

St Jude's Prints - online gallery
Emma Mason British Prints - online and at their gallery based in Eastbourne
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - online and at their shop based in Wakefield
The Marle Gallery - at their gallery based in Axminster, Devon

9 November 2013

Spreading a little warmth...

It is always good to receive positive feedback and kind comments. Thank you to Patricia of Art Jericho Gallery, Oxford for sending this e-mail today ...

"I delivered the Big Boy print today - and was with the customer when she unwrapped it.  It was beautifully packaged and she was so pleased that you had included the biographical
sheet, and the little complimentary camera print. These details make a big difference to people, and create such happiness and good will. Thank you very much, for the efficiency and the presentation."


Big Boy
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 195w x 120h
Although the Society of Wood Engravers exhibition has now moved on from Art Jericho Gallery, you can view & purchase Big Boy and other engravings at the next SWE exhibition venue at High Cross House, Dartington, from 22 November. Alternatively contact Inky Fingers Press for further details..

31 October 2013

Super 8

New engraving completed...
Super 8 
Collecting, recording, documenting!
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 120w x 120h
This original print is limited to an edition of 20 and is for sale now priced at £145 plus £10 p+p (UK delivery) Please get in touch for further details, thank you.

27 October 2013

Letterpress edition of The Cycle

The third edition of The Cycle, my novel without words, is now available to purchase.


The narrative of  The Cycle is told within 187 engraved blocks, and the book uses a total of 200 engraved blocks. Each block took one day to engrave, with several months of drawing & preparation to reach that stage.   The Cycle took me 2 years to complete and I made only 12 copies, hand printed and bound by myself, for the first edition .. 

This third edition of The Cycle, a collaboration between Richard Lawrence and myself, has been printed letterpress by Richard and professionally bound in an edition of 126 copies ..
it is available now to purchase for £125 plus p+p. Please contact for further details, thank you.

21 October 2013

Selling exhibition at The Marle Gallery

The Marle Gallery Print Show, Axminster
 5 November 2013 to 4 January 2014
 A selling exhibition of prints and ceramics - group show

For full details please visit The Marle Gallery website

13 October 2013

Neil Bousfield prints at Pallant House Gallery

Very pleased to be working with Pallant House Gallery Bookshop who are now representing me and my limited edition prints online and through their bookshop in Chichester.

12 October 2013

The Cycle completed..?

An ambitious project from start to finish, The Cycle, a novel told in 187 engravings, was conceived in 2005. Inspired by my experiences working for a small charity, The Cycle follows in the tradition of novels in woodcuts where hand-cut images replace text as the narrative form. The narrative follows a couples' struggle to bring up two children on low wages whilst dealing with the realisation that their lives do not match up with what is presented to them. The brothers end up repeating their parents' mistakes but after a chance intervention, one brother begins to make different choices and starts to change his life ...  The narrative is told within 187 engraved blocks, and the book uses a total of 200 engraved blocks. Each block took one day to engrave, with several months of drawing and preparation to reach that stage.  The Cycle took me 2 years to complete and I made only 12 copies, hand printed and bound by myself, for the first edition.

EDITIONS
1st edition 2007
In 2007 the artists' first edition of 12 copies was completed, hand bound & hand printed by the artist.

2nd edition 2010
In 2010 The Cycle was commercially published in a litho edition and retitled by the American publisher as  "Walking Shadows: A Novel Without Words. This edition is currently for sale.
 
3rd edition 2013  
The Cycle was printed letterpress by Richard Lawrence in 2012 then bound and published in 2013. This edition is currently available for sale priced at £125...

Please contact Inky Fingers Press for details

10 October 2013

Prints at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

My prints are now also available to purchase here...
 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Very pleased to be working with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park  who are now representing me and my limited edition prints through their online gallery and shop based in Wakefield. 

7 October 2013

National Art Library Acquisition

I am delighted to hear the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 
have just confirmed they are to accept my novel "Walking Shadows: A Novel Without Words" 
for their public collection ...
 


24 September 2013

Drawing in Practice: A Portfolio of Objects

Limited to an edition of 19 copies, this boxed portfolio contains 12 signed limited edition colour engravings inspired by observations and drawings of familiar, everyday objects, a type set contents page & colophon page, printed endpapers and 12 pages of hand set text.  The portfolio, type setting, engraving and printing were completed by the artists' hand.  Some individual limited edition prints from the portfolio will be made available for purchase, listed separately.

A selection of the colour engravings:

Beans Milk and Cider
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 120w x 70h
Cider
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 120w x 70h
Cider Cider Cider!
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 100w x 80h
Just a Tin of Rice Pudding
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 120w x 70h
Kitchen Stuff
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 125w x 70h
Pots
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 100w x 80h
Tea Stuff
Engraved limited edition print by Neil Bousfield
Image size(mm) 120w x 80h
The portfolio:

Drawing in Practice: A Portfolio of Objects is available for purchase ..
please contact Inky Fingers Press for further details, thank you.