Peter Lawrence  RE  SWE

PRINTMAKER AND PAINTER

Born in 1951. I attended art college in Bristol. Worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and book designer from 1974

to 2013.

I began wood engraving in 1990. Elected a member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1998 and I was Chairman for five years. I am an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the Oxford Art Society and the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative.

Winner of printmaking awards at Originals, RE Annual exhibitions, the Royal West of England Academy and the Rachel Reckitt Prize for UK wood engraving (twice). Exhibited at Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. I have wood engravings in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, the Manchester Metropolitan Museum and the V&A, London.

I started painting in 1995 as well as producing collages and collagraphs. I published a book of my prints, 25 Wood Engravings: Sketches & Stories in 2015.