Overview

Trevor Price specialises in drypoint prints that are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St. Ives. Trevor Price became an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 1994, and their Vice President between 2013-18. 

For his latest seascape and woodland series Trevor has carved and scraped the plate with a drypoint needle and a dremmel. This process is very time consuming and unforgiving if mistakes are made. With ink then rolled over the surface, it is sent through an etching press with damp paper over the plate.

 

 

His intention is for the viewer to get lost in the mark making and abstractions when viewed close up, but from a distance for the images to become highly representational and almost photographic. There is however no photographic process involved and everything is handmade and printed by hand.

 

His work is held in various collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Guangdong Museum of Art (China), Yinchuan Contemporary Art Museum (China), Yale University (USA), The Office of Public Works (Dublin), and The Bank of England.

He has won several national printmaking awards with the most recent being the Printmaking Today Award at the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers 2017 exhibition. 2020 A large relief print commission by China’s National Academy of Painting exhibitied at China’s National Art Museum in Beijing, and then touring.

 

He shares his time between a studio close to Tower Bridge in London, and the other in the heart of the artist community of St. Ives in Cornwall. Trevor is also a qualified lifeguard, and assists with coaching children in St.Ives surf life saving club. 

Works