Howard Phipps  born in 1954 Studied Fine Art (Painting and Printmaking) at Cheltenham Art College 1971 – 75, followed by a postgraduate year at the University of Sussex. He worked in West Devon from 1976 – 80, before moving to near Salisbury where he is still based.

The artist has a special interest in Wood engraving, a method of relief printmaking where the polished surface of  a block  of end grain Boxwood is engraved using traditional tools with names such as spitsticker and scorper. On completion the surface is inked, using a roller, and an impression is taken on paper using an Albion hand press dated 1862.

SELE CTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1993, 1998 & 2004      Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
1994      Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
1994      Salisbury Museum
1997, 2008 & 2013       Cassian deVere Cole Fine Art, London
2001 & 2008      St. Barbe Museum, Lymington
2002 & 2006      Bircham Gallery, Norfolk
2010 & 2016       The Art Stable , Dorset
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1997 & 2014      Exeter Museum
2001       Victoria Art gallery, Bath
2011       Slader’s Yard, Dorset
2014       Arboretum – The Art of Trees, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2017       The Watts Gallery, Compton, Guildford
2017       Messums Wiltshire
1985, 1986, 1988,1990, 1991, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 2015 & 2017      Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London