Based in a small village in Mid Wales





Born 1944, Chichester, England and educated there.

Portsmouth School of Architecture, 1961 – 62

Leeds College of Art, 1965 – 68

Graduated, Leeds College of Art, Honours Diploma in Art and Design, (= BA (Hons) )


Wide experience of work (1965-1999) including:

  • Interior Design, London
  • Theatre Technician, Chichester Festival Theatre and University Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Historic Building Conservation and Regeneration, Edinburgh
  • Arts Administration, Edinburgh, London, Newbury and Epsom
  • Art Gallery and Arts Centre management, Newbury, Epsom
  • Art Teacher, (secondary school, 11-16 year olds), Slough

Since 1999:

  • Freelance Writer, Lecturer, Curator and Artist, with a long-standing interest and experience of creative and critical writing since 1960


BOOKS: 1995 – present

Contemporary Painting in Poland, Craftsman House (Australia), October 1995.

(Awarded 1996 AAASS/Orbis Prize for ‘the best work in the English language on any aspect of Polish Studies’ by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.)

Contemporary Graphic Art in Poland, Craftsman House, Australia, September 1997.

Printmaking at the Edge, A&C Black, London, 2006, reprinted 2008, 2010, 2012

(43 artists, 16 countries)

Critical Mass: Printmaking Beyond the Edge, A&C Black, London, August 2010

(52 artists, 27 countries)

Printmaking Off the Beaten Track, Bloomsbury, London, November 2013

(54 artists, 27 countries)



The Theatre of Ana Maria Pacheco Spring 1994

The Krakow Print Triennale Summer 1994

Vision and Excellence, Pratt Contemporary Art Summer 1996

Editorial: The Krakow Triennale Autumn 2006

Philagrafika Summer 2010

The Krakow Triennale: Past and Future Autumn 2010

Malaysia Mainstream Spring 2011

Mechanics of Invention: Edward Bateman Spring 2012

Back to Black: Majla Zeneli Autumn 2012

Printmaker’s Diary, Argentina Summer 2014

Signifiers and Silence: Two Argentinian Printmakers Winter 2014

Pushing the Limits Down Under: Yvonne Rees-Pagh Summer 2015

Jury Duty (Opinion column) Autumn 2015

Temporary Impressions: Zuzanna Dyrda Autumn 2017

Spiral Dreams: Annu Vertanen Winter 2017

The End of Printmaking Competitions? Spring 2018

Less and less somewhere and more and more everywhere:

Sabine Delahaut Winter 2018

Darkness and Light: Two Iranian Mezzotint Artists Summer 2019

Master Carver: Tom Huck Winter 2019

Devil’s Advocate (Opinion) Winter 2019

The Presence of Absence: Tracy Templeton Summer 2020


art bahrain Issue/Year

2014 Beirut Art Fair:

Interview with Laure d’Hauteville and Pascal Odile, 04 F/W 2014-15

In conversation, with Ana Maria Pacheco 04 F/W 2014-15

la Biennale di Venezia de Arte, 2015 06 F/W 2015-16

Dan Flavin at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 07 S/S 2016

Gallery Birch and the COBRA Legacy:

Interview with Annette Birch 08 F/W 2016-17

Cy Twombly at Centre Pompidou 08 F/W 2016-17

Interview with Myrna Ayad, Director, Art Dubai 09 S/S 2017

Interview with Bruno Cora, Curator:

Louise Nevelson exhibition in Lugano 09 S/S 2017

Istanbul: Art Destination (Co-written with Maria Vivero) 10 F/W 2017-18

la Biennale di Venezia de Arte, 2017 10 F/W 2017-18

Interview with Jason deCaires Taylor 10 F/W 2017-18

Takashi Murakami 11 S/S 2018

Interview with Lubaina Himid 11 S/S 2018

Oasis to Oasis: Louvre Abu Dhabi 11 S/S 2018

Interview with Mariana Sardarova 12 F/W 2018-19

Interview with Vasili Tsereteli 12 F/W 2018-19

ART LINE (and associated supplements)


Poland – Tradition and Direction (Feature) Art Line 2/10 (11/85)

Scotland the Brave? (Feature) Art Line 3/1 (04/86)

Malczewski – A Vision of Poland Barbican Art Gallery Art Line 5/2 (08/90)

Art from South Africa MoMA/Oxford Art Line 5/3 (11/90)

Scottish Artists II Bohun Gallery Art Line 5/3 (11/90)

Marevna Cooling Gallery Art Line 5/4 (03/91)

Terence Donovan Albemarle Gallery Art Line 5/4 (03/91)

Egon Schiele’ (et al) Royal Academy Art Line 5/4 (03/91)

Chagall to Kitaj Barbican Art Gallery Art Issues 3 (12/91)

The Fauve Landscape RA/Sackler Gallery Art Issues 3 (12/91)

Sir Stanley Spencer Barbican Art Gallery Art Issues 3 (12/91)

André Derain MoMA/Oxford Art Issues 3 (12/91)

True North/Un-natural Traces Barbican Art Gallery Art Issues 3 (12/91)

Ana Maria Pacheco MoMA/Oxford Art Issues 3 (12/91)

Francesco Clemente RA/Sackler Gallery Art Issues 3 (12/91)

Art & The National Curriculum (Feature) Art Issues 4 (07/92)

Gerhard Richter Tate Gallery Art Issues 4 (07/92)

Engineers of the Human Soul MoMA/Oxford Art Issues 4 (07/92)

Hokusai RA/Sackler Gallery Art Issues 4 (07/92)

Van Gogh in England Barbican Art Gallery Art Issues 4 (07/92)

William Littlejohn Bohun Gallery Art Issues 4 (07/92)

Pompeii Revisited Accademia Italiana Art Issues 4 (07/92)

Bill Jacklin (Interview,MoMA/Oxford) Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

Talking Stones: Shona sculpture CFA Gallery/Eton Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

Scottish Painters CFA Gallery/Eton Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

Thames Sculpture CFA Gallery/Eton Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

Asuman and Atanur Dogan Kusadasi, Turkey Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

David Lewis Mall Galleries Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

Wisdom and Compassion Royal Academy Art Line 5/8 (08/93)

John Skelton at 70 (Studio Visit) Art Line 5/9 (12/93)

Edward Dwurnik Rhodes Gallery Art Line 5/9 (12/93)

Art in Zimbabwe (Feature/Interview) Art Line 5/9 (12/93)

New Art From China MoMA/Oxford Art Line 5/9 (12/93)

The Unknown Modigliani Royal Academy Art Line 6/1 (04/94)

In Pursuit of the Absolute Royal Academy Art Line 6/1 (04/94)

John Goto – The Scar John Hansard Gallery Art Line 6/1 (04/94)

Four Scots in the Thames Valley CFA/Bohun Gallery Art Line 6/1 (04/94)



What do You Do? May 1991

The Paintings of Terence Donovan May 1991


In Place (Out of Time) Autumn 1997

Frances Carlile – Memento Spring 2000



Contemporary Painting in Scotland Bill Hare, Craftsman House

Art of the Soviets ed. M. Brown & B. Taylor, MUP

The Sculpture of David Wynne ed. J. Stone, Lund Humphries

The Bauhaus Uwe Westphal, Studio Editions

Painters and Public Life in C18th Paris Thomas Crow, Yale UP

Between Spring and Summer

(Late Communist Soviet Conceptual Art) ed. D. Ross, MIT Press


New Visions, New Perspectives

(Women’s Art in Australia) Anna Voigt, Craftsman House

And also:

Catalogue essays, including:

  • Ingrafica 2008, Cuenca, Spain, 2008
  • International Print Triennial, Kraków, 2003, 2006, 2009
  • 4th International Drawing Competition, Wrocław, Poland, 2009
  • 2nd International Print Biennial, Łódź, 2018
  • Essays for numerous individual artists’ and group catalogues, UK, Europe, and North America, including among others: Guy Langevin, Jo Ganter, Frances Carlile, Proyecto ‘ace Self-Portrait project, Annu Vertanen, Zuzanna Dyrda, Joanna Jankowska–Augustyn, Fernando Feijoo:
  • The Memory of the Future for Grapheion Yearbook 2008, (Conceived and Edited), with contributions from 52 international artists/writers
  • Profiles on Iranian artists for Biafarin Inc. (Toronto): Nosratollah Moslemian, Reza Bangiz
  • Dia Azzawi: long essay on his Prints, Drawings and Artist’s Books for forthcoming Catalogue Raisonée


  • Kraków International Print Triennale, 2003, 2006, 2009, Jury President for each
  • Prague International Print Triennale, 2007
  • Thessaloniki Print Triennale, 2008, Jury President
  • Wrocław International Drawing Competition, 2009, Jury President
  • XXI Premio Maximo Ramos, Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2010
  • Grafika-S Print Competition, Riga, Latvia, 2014
  • 10e Biennale Internationale de Gravure Contemporaine de Liège, Belgium, 2015
  • Student International Print Show 15, Cairo, 2015
  • Splitgraphic 7, Split, Croatia, 2015
  • Society of Canadian Artists, 49th Open International Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Canada, 2015
  • 2nd International Print Biennial, Łódź, Poland, 2017, Jury President, (for exhibition in 2018)
  • 13th Premio Arte Laguna, Venice, 2019, Jury for Photography and Digital Images

CONFERENCES (2005 – Present):

  • IMPACT 4, Berlin/Poznan 2005: Keynote Speaker
  • BETWEEN A METHOD AND A FANCY, Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania, 2005: proceedings published as book: Keynote Speaker
  • SOUTHERN GRAPHICS COUNCIL 2007, Kansas City, USA: Chaired panel
  • SYMPOSIUM 2007, Vienna, Austria, in conjunction with exhibition from Krakow Print Triennale: Speaker
  • IMPACT 5, Tallinn, Estonia, 2007: Chaired panel
  • INGRAFICA 2008, Cuenca, Spain: Keynote Speaker
  • MARGINAL FIELDS, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009: Keynote Speaker
  • IMPRESS 2009, Stroud, UK: Main Speaker
  • SOUTHERN GRAPHICS COUNCIL 2009, Chicago, USA: International Panel
  • CONTEMPORARY ENGRAVING, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009: Main Speaker
  • SOUTHERN GRAPHICS COUNCIL 2010, Philadelphia, USA: Delegate
  • PRINTOPOLIS 2010 SYMPOSIUM, Toronto, Canada: Print Now panel
  • PRINT SYMPOSIUM, Regional Print Centre, Wrexham, Wales, 2011: Speaker
  • SOUTHERN GRAPHICS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL Conference 2011, St. Louis, Missouri: Presenter of Individual paper
  • LITHOTAGE 2, Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2012: Speaker
  • IMPRESS 2013 (Stroud, UK): Main Speaker
  • IMAGINARIUM! Conference (conducted in French), University of Québec, Trois-Rivières, Québec, April 2013: Presenter of Individual Paper
  • IMPACT 8, Dundee, Scotland 2013, Presenter of Illustrated Talk
  • 2nd SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL MURAL PAINTING SEMINAR, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, November 2016, Presenter of Paper, subsequently Visitor at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
  • POST-DIGITAL PRINTMAKING, REDEFINITION OF PRINT, Academy of Fine Art Wrocław, Poland, December 2017, Keynote Speaker
  • ULSAN WOODCUT BIENNIAL, Seminar, Ulsan, South Korea, July 2019

LECTURES (2004 – Present):


  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Printmaking at the Edge 1, 3/2004
  • Capilano College, Vancouver, BC, Printmaking at the Edge 1, 3/2004
  • University of Wales, Bangor, Printmaking at the Edge 2, 4/2007
  • Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden, Printmaking at the Edge 2, 8/2007
  • Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden, Printmaking at the Edge 2, 8/2007
  • Hanmi Museum of Photograph, Seoul, South Korea, Printmaking at the Edge 2, 11/2007
  • Kyungwon University, Seoul, South Korea, Printmaking at the Edge 2, 11/2007
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia, The Continuing Journey 1, 4/2009
  • Aberystwyth School of Art, Wales, Beyond the Edge, 3/2010
  • School of Art, University Sains, Penang, Malaysia, Journeys to the Edge, 9/2010
  • Fanshawe College, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Journeys to the Edge 10/2010
  • Ontario College of Art and Design,Toronto, Canada, Journeys to the Edge, 10/2010
  • Hereford College of Art, England, Printmaking off the Beaten Track, 1/2011
  • University of Illinois, Ann Arbor, USA, Printmaking off the Beaten Track, 3/2011
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, Printmaking off the Beaten Track, 3/2011
  • State University of New York, New Paltz, USA, The Continuing Journey 2, 4/2013
  • University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England,  From Imagination to Image, 5/2013
  • Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland, Printmaking off the Beaten Track, 9/2013
  • Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Printmaking off the Beaten Track, 12/2013
  • Craven College, Skipton, England, The Trouble with Printmaking, 5/2015
  • Academy of Fine Art, Krakow, Poland, Transform or Perish, 9/2015
  • University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA, The Mirror and the Crystal Ball, 12/2015
  • Vilnius Academy of Fine Art, Lithuania (at Vilnius, Nida and Kaunas campuses), The Mirror and the Crystal Ball, 10/2016
  • International Centre, Krakow, Poland, The Krakow Triennale Jubilee, 6/2016
  • University of Idaho, Boise, USA, The Mirror and the Crystal Ball, 4/2017
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, The Mirror and the Crystal Ball, 4/2017
  • Academy of Fine Art, Wrocław, Poland, The Mirror and the Crystal Ball, 5/2017


  • Paintings, Drawings and Photographs, exhibited in numerous galleries in the UK 1973-1987
  • ‘Further’: Portfolio of Prints by artists in Printmaking at the Edge, shown 2007-2009 in USA, Belgium, South Korea, Sweden, Austria, Finland (contributed to Portfolio)
  • Falun Triennale 2007 (Sweden): 41 artists from Printmaking at the Edge
  • At the Edge, Grafikens Hus, Sweden, 2007: 9 artists from Printmaking at the Edge
  • Critical Mass: Portfolio of Prints by artists in Printmaking at the Edge and Critical Mass, exhibited at SGCI conference in Milwaukee, and in Austria, Serbia and Croatia (contributed to Portfolio)
  • Aberystwyth Paper Press Print: Portfolio of artists associated with School of Art, Aberystwyth University, exhibited at IMPRESS 2013 conference, Stroud, and IMPACT 8 Conference, Dundee, 2013 (contributed to Portfolio)
  • Further and Critical Mass portfolios exhibited together, Fundacion ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2013-January 2014


  • CURATOR, Prints of Wales, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, USA 2007
  • CO-SELECTOR, Wrexham Print International, March 2007
  • SELECTOR, Wrexham Print International, March 2011
  • GUEST SELECTOR, BITE, London, August 2011
  • CURATOR, 4th International Print Exhibition, Istanbul, October 2011
  • CURATOR, Main Exhibition, 5th International Experimental Engraving Biennial, Bucharest, December 2012
  • CURATOR IN RESIDENCE, Fundacion ‘ace, Buenos Aires, November 2013
  • CURATOR, 5th International Print Exhibition, Istanbul, May 2016


  • Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (May 2019)
  • Awarded 50th Jubilee Medal of the International Print Triennale Society, Kraków, for services to Polish and International Printmaking, 2016
  • Awarded 40th Anniversary Medal of the International Print Triennial Society, Kraków, for services to Polish and International Printmaking, 2006
  • President, International Expert Council, Kraków Print Triennial, (2010-14)
  • Honorary Member, International Print Triennial Society, Kraków
  • Contributing Editor, Europe, for art bahrain, print/online editions, 2014 – 2020
  • Regular contributor, to Printmaking Today, 1994 – present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Vilnius Academy of Art, October 2016
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Idaho, Boise, April 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, April 2017
  • Visiting Professor, Academy of Fine Art, Wrocław, Poland, May 2017
  • Extensive work-related travels in Europe, South-East Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Argentina
  • Councillor, Powys County Council, Wales, 2002 – 2009
  • Experienced Photographer, specialising in landscape, travel and cityscape