February, by Anne Hayward. Wood-engraving, 10 X 15cm, signed, titled and numbered 36/50, n.d., (2011).
Mounted, framed and glazed. A fine copy with good margins.
'I studied Illustration, Printmaking and Painting at Southampton College of Art and St. Martin's. I am a member of the Society of Wood Engravers [ currently Hon. Sec.] My wood engravings have frequently been selected for the SWE Annual Exhibition and for the Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition.
Commissions have included illustrations for the Folio Society and wood engravings for Hampshire Museum Service and The House of Commons Works of Art Committee.
I work mailnly as an independent maker of wood engravings and lino-cuts.The designs are developed from my original drawings.
Wood engraving is a method of relief printmaking whereby a design is incised into the finely prepared end grain surface of a close grained hardwood, such as box. A roller is used to apply oil based ink to the block. Pressure is then applied and prints taken.'