Dusk at St. David’s

When you dip down below the centre of St. David’s in Pembrokeshire, Britain’s smallest city and the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint, you enter a valley of peace and tranquility. Ivy-clad trees line the pre-medieval lane that leads steeply down to cross The River Alun at the valley bottom. The…

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SWE79 arrives in Thirsk

4–25 March 2017 The Society of Wood Engravers 79th Annual Exhibition stops in Thirsk, North Yorkshire for the majority of the month and can be found at: Zillah Bell Gallery Kirkgate Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7 1PQ Private View: Friday 10 March, 6.30–8.30pm Opening Hours Monday–Saturday 10am–1pm & 2–5pm Closed Sundays &…

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stormwind buzzards

Storm Doris was passing through. An unlikely epithet branded by the meteorological office onto the low pressure system sweeping across the waistline of Britain, the storm brought high winds and disruption to many. In this part of Hertfordshire though, with the branches and trees of Plashes Wood thrashing below them, a pair…

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On the birthing grounds

The chill of a pre-dawn December morning nipped at uncovered faces as our small group padded quietly out of the village. Gentle whispers of snatched conversation and the soft call of a winter robin licked the ears above the deep rhythms of distant breaking waves. Out onto the dunes, muscles finding…

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On Snettisham Beach

  Snettisham is tucked away on Norfolk’s western shoreline, a giant’s stone’s throw from Kings Lynn – a fold in the country from which mineral rich alluvium pours out into The Wash. It is rightly famed for it’s bird-life, particularly in winter where impossibly large flocks of knots join thousands of other…

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SWE 79 at The Bankside Gallery, London

31 January–19 February 2017 The Society of Wood Engravers 79th Annual Exhibition will be visiting London from the end of the month. This year’s special accompanying exhibition will celebrate the work of Peter Lawrence SWE RE. Bankside Gallery 48 Hopton Street London SE1 9JH Telephone: 020 7928 7521 Bankside Gallery website:…

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We were here all along

A signed digital print to launch our new shop. In July 2016, through some fortuitous events, we discovered a long established colony of glow worms in a local set-aside field. For three weeks we visited nightly, photographing and counting them. This digital image, derived from an original linocut, is the result.…

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