Neil Bousfield ARE studied at Bristol’s University of the West of England where he gained a Master of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, awarded with distinction in 2007. Born in Middlesbrough, Neil grew up in the coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, in North Yorkshire.
Neil works as an artist, lecturer and researcher. Although contexts change, drawing and narrative remain steadfast within Neil’s personal practice of printmaking and the technique of wood engraving. Neil’s work has featured in Printmaking Today, the Washington Print Club Quarterly, the Society of Wood Engravers film ‘Modern British Wood Engraving: A new look at a traditional medium’ and their quarterly publication Multiples and in 2014 he was awarded Regional Prize-winner at London’s ING Discerning Eye exhibition.
An elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Neil exhibits regularly with both societies alongside exhibitions in the UK and USA. His work is held in private and major public collections including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Prints and Drawings Collection, Ohio State University Libraries, USA and Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
Neil now lives and works on the Norfolk coast where his practice explores and responds to issues of landscape and the concepts of transformation, change and fragility and the geographical palimpsest of place.