The artist Trevor Price (born 1966) specialises in dry-points and etchings that are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St. Ives.
He studied at Falmouth and Winchester Schools of Art and at the age of 28 was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and is currently the societies Vice President. Trevor exhibits widely throughout Europe, with regular solo shows of both paintings and original prints.
The most recent series by Trevor Price are drypoint and engraved relief prints handmade and hand printed by the artist. Using a polycarbonate 2mm sheet he 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. The artists 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. With some the paper is then stained to give a sense of antiquity and the feel of an old sepia photograph. About the artist Trevor Price (born 1966) became an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 1994, and their Vice President between 2013-18 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. Nothing to do with art….. but he is also a qualified lifeguard, and assists with coaching children in St.Ives surf life saving club. He is also a National Champion in his age group for surf life saving 1km beach run.