AboutSt Ives artist in Tenby
Having first shown his work 4 years ago, the White Lion Street Gallery in Tenby will host a solo show of artist-printmaker Trevor Price in August. Trevor, born in 1966, was brought up in Cornwall. Having studied print-making at Falmouth and then Winchester School of Art for his BA (Hons), he found work in a London etching studio as an apprentice printmaker. Returning to St Ives, Trevor experimented and developed his style. St Ives, the harbour and sea, features in many of his pieces, producing a mirror version of Tenby, but much of Trevor's work features couples.
The intimacy of couples, sometimes romantic, sometimes erotic, often humorous, is shown in settings of bedrooms, beaches and boats, with still lifes, flowers and views from open windows to coastal scenes. Some work show reflections on the artist's own life, or explore âthe normal obsessions of a man', or are complete fantasies. Naked lovers lie under a lamp to which many moths are drawn, another couple share afternoon tea and a third pair streak along the tide line.
Trevor works now in London but still maintains a studio base in St Ives and at the moment specialises in drypoints and etchings that are handmade and hand printed. The technique can be as simple as making scratches on flat metal like sheet zinc, inking and printing the grooves and the burr created (drypoint) or as sophisticated and labour intensive as multi-plate etchings. When using perspex as the plate, Trevor draws on the surface with a soldering iron, then prints from those marks.
Trevor Price has been recognised as a leading contemporary print-maker and exhibits his work, including paintings, widely through Europe. At 28 he was elected as member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and now is the Society's Vice-President. At Printfest, he was the invited âPrintmaker of the Year' in 2011. Winning many national printmaking awards before and since, Trevor has been an invited selector of work for the National Printmaking Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries. His work is held in various public collections including The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Guangdong Museum of Art (China), Yale University (USA), The Office of Public Works (Dublin) and the Bank of England.
A large selection of the work of this imaginative and hugely talented artist-printmaker will include around 40 editioned prints (drypoint/relief print/etching), mostly available framed or unframed, a set of totally unique monoprints and some prints on plaster.
The exhibition, Coastal Lovers, shows from 1st to 28th August at The White Lion Street Gallery in Tenby. The gallery is open from 10am till 5pm every day except for Wednesday and for further information telephone 01834-843375 or view the website: email@example.com