|Trevor Price is currently the Vice President of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
whose home is the Bankside Gallery in central London. He works from studios in
Bermondsey/London and St. Ives/Cornwall.
He was born in 1966 and grew up in Cornwall. He studied
Printmaking at Falmouth
and then Winchester School of Art. On leaving college
he found work in a London
etching studio, with this being a hugely important time,
learning the skills of
professional printmaking in the way of an old fashioned apprenticeship.
On returning to Cornwall, Trevor based himself in St. Ives.
Then in his mid twenties,
and with the artistic influences of St. Ives, his work began
to change and develop.
Trevor has since returned to London, but has maintained the
St.Ives base, from
he also still works.
The Cornwall, and chiefly St. Ives connection, naturally comes
through in Trevor’s
work. He spends a lot of time in St. Ives drawing the surroundings.
artists with a St. Ives connection, such as Ben Nicholson and
William Scott, have a
large influence on his work. Other artists that influence him
Henry Moore, Elizabeth Frink and Cecil Collins.
Trevor’s subject matter in some way is a reflection of
his life. Some of the pieces are
about the intimacy between a couple, and others show the normal
obsessions of any man.
Trevor describes himself as an artist/printmaker, and not just
an artist. It is the
opportunity to experiment and the diversity of technique that
draws him to the medium.
Printmaking can be as simple as making some scratches on a piece
and inking those grooves and the burr they create (drypoint),
to highly sophisticated
multi-plate etchings. Variations/experimentation in printmaking
can be endless.
At the moment most of his figurative prints are drypoints of
one form or another,
usually on zinc or perspex. The images using perspex are made
by drawing on the
surface with a soldering iron, and then printing from those
Trevor exhibits widely throughout Europe and regularly holds
solo exhibitions of his
paintings as well as original prints. His work is held in numerous
the Bank of England, Yale University U.S.A and P&O.
Trevor has won several national printmaking awards, and is an
active member of the
Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He has also on several
occasions been an
invited selector for the National Printmaking Exhibition held
at the Mall Galleries in London