Artist and printmaker John Grey is based at Ushaw in County Durham, where he produces etchings mainly based on the landscapes of the North of England.
Much of his earlier work explored high contrast graphic images, but more recently he has been working on softer, more impressionistic, atmospheric pieces.
John creates them by painting acid onto metal plates with a brush, in a time-consuming process called spit-bite etching, rather than dipping the plates into a bath of acid. He then uses waxes and varnishes to block out areas to create the lighter, softer tones and variations in the final print. The next step is to apply specialist inks by hand, before printing using a traditional press.
This means that every print is original and no two in an edition will ever be the same. All editions are limited due to the small number of prints that can be taken from each plate.
See more of John's work below. Click on each image to see more and enlarge.
These framed prints are for sale directly from the artist
If you would like to make a purchase or would like more information, please contact the artist