Artist and printmaker John Grey is based at Ushaw in County Durham, where he produces etchings mainly based on the landscapes.
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 process called spit-bite etching. He then uses waxes and varnishes to block out areas to create the lighter, softer tones and variations. He then applies specialist inks by hand, before printing on a traditional press.
This means that every print is original and no two ever the same. All editions are limited due to the small number of prints taken from each plate.
See a selection of John's work below or visit John's website via the link.
PILGRIMS' CROSSING Etching Mounted size 304x406mm
SEVEN SISTERS Mounted etching total mounted size 406 x 304mm
NINE FOR A KISS Mounted etching total size 304x406mm
BASS ROCK Etching Mounted to 304 x 406mm
TYNE BRIDGE Etching In mount Overall size 304x406mm
TYNEMOUTH Etching, mounted Total size 406x304mm
ST PANCRAS Etching Mounted to 304x406mm
LINDISFARNE Mounted etching Total mounted size 304 x 406mm