Hugh Ribbans trained at Canterbury College of Art. Relief printmaking was his craft subject at college, particularly linocutting, and in 1989 he purchased a restored Columbian press, c.1860. He produces linocuts and woodcuts. Many of his prints are in black and white, with sometimes a small area picked out by hand in colour. Recently he has returned to working on colour linocuts using several blocks for each colour which was his discipline at art college. His subject matter can be images of animals and birds or people and places seen when travelling. An everyday incident or occurrence can suggest a possible print. Many of the images have a story to tell.
He has been described as having an obsession with line and he looks for patterns in the cutting whilst still producing representational images. Always with a reverence to Edward Bawden. He has exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, the National Theatre, the National Print Exhibition, the Printmakers Council Open, The Society of Wood Engravers, the Society of Wildlife Artists, the Fry Gallery
and the Affordable Artfair.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on email@example.com or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £110- £260.