Neil Bousfield RE is a British artist living and working on the Norfolk Coast. He was born in Middlesbrough, and grew up in the coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire. He is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

Working in relief print and contemporary wood engraving, Bousfield’s practice explores landscape narrative. The concepts of transformation, change, and palimpsest of geography, time and place inform this practice. His engravings are realised from drawings made on location, then developed in the studio

Recent works focus on the vulnerability of the Norfolk coast. The work questions sense of place, attachment to, and value of place. It is about lost landscapes, places you can no longer go back to and how place can be changed emotionally and physically

Neil Bousfield drawing at Waxham, Norfolk

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, Manchester; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; Ohio State University Libraries, USA; The 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  Read more… CV