In The Frame: Wood Engraving

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

The October issue of House & Garden includes a contribution by Emily Tobin on the art of wood engraving. Happily two of the featured artists can be regularly seen at The Rowley Gallery.

EELS

Jonathan Gibbs lives and works in Scotland, where he explores the natural world and architectural structures through wood engraving. Animals, birds, fish, trees, and moons populate his work; these ‘elemental things’ are more symbolic than representative, resulting in prints that lean towards abstraction, with a distinctly mid-twentieth-century mood.

68 Eggardon

Howard Phipps’s wood engravings are more figurative in style, with a painterly attention to tone and texture. He studied painting at Gloucestershire College but has specialised in engraving since the late Seventies…Howard’s particular interest is the downland landscape of Wiltshire and Dorset, from which he creates finely carved prints depicting undulating fields, the pebbly coastline, beech clumps and boxing hares.

See more at The Rowley Gallery – Jonathan Gibbs & Howard Phipps.

Frames of reference
This entry was posted in Art and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.