Andy English

Andy English SWE (British b. 1956)

Chronology:
1. Born 1956 in Denver, Norfolk
2. 1977 BSc University of Reading
3. 1979 PGCE University of Reading
4. 1982 MA University of London
5. 1991 Produced first wood engravings; likened the process to “remembering, rather than learning”.
6. 1993, Studied with Sarah Van Niekirk. Elected to the Cambridge Drawing Society.
7. 1997 “Monet’s Gardeners” critics choice at the Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition. Elected to Society of Wood Engravers.
8. 2000 Develops an interest in engraving bookplates. Exhibiting widely in Britain and abroad
9. 2004-5 Built new studio and restores 1865 Albion Printing Press.
10. 2006. Retired from teaching to concentrate of engraving and printing. Second Albion press purchased.
11. 2007 Developed new website (www.andyenglish.com). Produced first hand made book from the Oak Apple Press

Selected Publications:
1992 December The Isle Handpress, UK (3 engravings)
1993 Carol The Isle Handpress, UK (1 engraving)
1995 First Cuts The Isle Handpress, UK (15 engravings)
1999 Here We Are Wood Engravers Network, USA (1 engraving)
2001 Engraved Gardens Primrose Hill Press, London (7 engravings)
2002 The Engravers Globe: Wood Engraving in the 21st Century (3 engravings)
2003 The Eve of St Agnes Barbarian Press, Canada (5 engravings)
2003 Pamela Hughes Westbury Press, UK (1 engraving)
2004 Contemporary International Ex-Libris Artists Portugal (10 engraved bookplates)
2004 Applied Arts Vol 19 no 6 Canada (article on Barbarian Press) (2 engravings)
2005 Emily: Opposites Attract Horse Whisper Press, Canada (1 engraving)
2005 Two By Two Society of Wood Engravers (1 engraving)
2005 Hoi Barbaroi Barbarian Press, Canada (1 engraving)
2005 Venus & Adonis Barbarian Press, Canada (10 engravings)
2005 Mitteilungen Der Osterreichischen Exlibris-Gesellschaft No. 3 (3 engraved bookplates)
2006 L’Ex-Libris Francais No. 236 France (6 engraved bookplates)
2006 Parenthesis No. 12 FPBA UK (1 engraving)

Selected Exhibitions
2006 Andy English Wood Engravings 1991-2006. Three Cups Gallery, Ely Cambs.
2006 Society of Wood Engravers. Bankside Gallery, London and National Tour
2005 Walking On Water Tower Art Gallery, SUNY New York USA
2005 Seven Engravers of Renown Maison du Bailli, Morhange, France
2005 Society of Wood Engravers. Bankside Gallery, London and National Tour
2004 Society of Wood Engravers. Bankside Gallery, London and National Tour
2003 Baren Group Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois USA
2003 Society of Wood Engravers. National Touring exhibition
2002 Sacred Tree Geauga Gallery, Burton, Ohio USA
2002 Baren Group Portland Art Museum Oregon USA
2002 Endangered Species Quebec Printmakers Council Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2002 Society of Wood Engravers. National Touring exhibition
2001 Endangered Species Florida Printmakers Society, Tampa, Florida USA
2001 Society of Wood Engravers. National Touring exhibition
2000 Ten People Ten Colours National Art Gallery, Kampala, Uganda
2000 Society of Wood Engravers. National Touring exhibition
2000 Sacred Tree Gallery of Municipality of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Statement:
Artistically, I am a miniaturist and the small scale and precision of wood engraving suits me. My work is unashamedly rural and autobiographical. I place emphasis on drawing as preparation for my work.