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Neil Bousfield is a British artist living and working on the Norfolk Coast, in England, UK. He was born in Middlesbrough, and grew up in the coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, in North Yorkshire. Bousfield studied at Bristol’s University of the West of England where he gained a Master of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking. He is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

Working in relief print and contemporary wood engraving, Bousfield’s practice explores landscape narrative and the concepts of change, transformation and palimpsest of geography, time and place. Working on personal projects, often for extended periods, his engravings are realised from drawings made on location, then developed in the studio. Recent works are made in response to the environmental and geological narratives near to his home on the North Norfolk coast, where he is witnessing significant and critical change made to the landscape and this vulnerable location

Bousfield’s work is held within public collections including the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; MMU Special Collections; Ohio State University Libraries, USA; China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing Shi; and the Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China. Work is also held in private collections in Australia, France, USA, Canada and the UK

Neil Bousfield drawing at Waxham, Norfolk