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Neil Bousfield studied at Bristol's University of the West of England where he gained a Master of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, awarded with distinction in 2007. Born in Middlesbrough, Neil grew up in the coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, in North Yorkshire. In 2009 Neil was elected a member of The Society of Wood Engravers and in 2014 to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
" Although contexts change, drawing and narrative remain steadfast within Neil's personal practice of printmaking and the technique of wood engraving. A change in personal circumstances facilitated a move to a new location and landscape space. Change initiates new directions within an art practice and current thinking has allowed a deeper understanding of drawing, making and the representation of space". Recent practice explores and responds to issues of landscape and the concepts of transformation, change and fragility and the geographical palimpsest of place; the exploration of these concepts allows a rooting of emotional connections to the landscape and this drives Bousfield's printmaking practice "
Neil's work is widely exhibited in the UK and USA and is held within major public collections including the National Art Library, Prints & Drawings Collection, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Ohio State University Libraries, USA and MMU Special Collections.