Adrian Holmes (b.1982) is a printmaker devoted to Japanese printmaking and Sosaku Hanga. He graduated from the University of Plymouth with a degree in Visual Arts. He fell in love with woodblock Japanese printmaking whilst living in Japan and he began to study the craft and its techniques. Both self-taught and working alongside Japanese woodblock artisans exploring the capabilities of the printing process, Adrian divides his time between his woodblock practice and teaching woodblock printmaking In the southwest. Adrian is based at Krowji studios in Cornwall and teaches Japanese woodblock printmaking at both St Ives School of Painting and the West Dean College of Arts.
“I’m fascinated by woodblock printing. its versatility, openness and process. It’s a medium that has so many possibilities. I continue to explore this medium balancing the beautiful subtleties of this Japanese medium using a traditional approach with a contemporary style focusing on semi-abstract themes of landscapes and place”
A range of woodblock prints are available for purchase at the gallery or he is open to commissions. Please contact us to explore an opportunity to create a bespoke piece with Adrian.