Peter Collins

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

I was trained at the City and Guilds Art School, London, in the 1970s, concentrating on Etching and Engraving.

My main inspiration for printmaking starts with my interest in drawing plants, gardens and natural landscape, particularly where there is a historical or architectural association. I am fascinated by both the flowing lines of plant life and the atmosphere of their setting.

I was taught Wood Engraving by Peter Reddick, a Folio Society illustrator, in 1984, when the Society of Wood Engravers` exhibitions were being revived after a long hiatus.

Combining printmaking with a horticultural career, including garden design and gardening, I was elected a member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 2019. I now now live in Stroud, and concentrate on Printmaking, exhibiting regularly with the Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative.

I started teaching printmaking to adults in 1990, and currently run courses at Higham Hall College, Cumbria, and Bath Artist Printmakers.

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SELECTED PRINTS

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Dragonfly

by Peter Collins

Wood Engraving on Zerkall ENE

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Iris

by Peter Collins

Copper Engraving on Zerkall (145gsm)

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Snakeshead Fritillaries

by Peter Collins

Wood Engraving on Zerkall ENE