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.