Neil Bousfield is a British artist working in relief printmaking and contemporary wood engraving. His practice explores landscape narrative and the concepts of transformation, change, and palimpsest of geography, time and place. His engravings are realised from drawings made on location; recent works are made in response to the environmental and geological narratives of the North Norfolk coast and the Broads National Park, Norfolk, providing a visual and historical record of these vulnerable locations.
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, England, Bousfield grew up in the coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, in North Yorkshire and now lives and works on the North Norfolk coast. He is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
Work is held within major public collections including the National Art Library, Prints & Drawings Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Ohio State University Libraries, USA, MMU Special Collections, and most recently the Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, Shandong Province, China, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing Shi, China, and the Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China. Work is also held in private collections around the world including Australia, France, USA, Canada and the UK.