Trevor Price English, b. 1966


Trevor Price | Artist/Printmaker

Trevor Price was born in 1966 and grew up in Cornwall. He studied at Falmouth specialising in printmaking and then at Winchester School of Art. Upon leaving college he went on to find work in a London Etching studio, learning the skills of professional printmaking. Trevor was elected a member of the Royal Society of Paint-Printmakers when merely 28 years old and elected Vice President from 2013-18. He specialises in drypoints and etchings that are handmade and hand printed in his studios both in St Ives and London. His work is globally recognised as he exhibits both original prints and paintings throughout Europe. In 2011 Price was the invited ‘Printmaker of the Year’ at Printfest, Britain's only art fair solely dedicated to printmaking. Throughout his printmaking career he has won several national printmaking awards.


A key theme expressed within Trevor’s work is the intimacy between a couple, sometimes romantic, sometimes erotic and very often, humorous. In the series of prints presented here today, location is a strong theme, as Price’s Cornish roots often tend to feature in the work, particularly scenes of St Ives harbour. He spends a lot of time in St Ives drawing the surroundings and has taken great influence from preceding artists Ben Nicholson and William Scott who too had a connection to Cornwall. Other artistic influences include Pablo Picasso, Freda Kahlo, and Cecil Collins. For Trevor, it is the opportunity to experiment and the diversity of technique that draws him to a medium. Currently, most of his figurative prints are drypoints of forms, usually on zinc or Perspex, which are made by drawing on the surface with a soldering iron and then printing from those marks made.


Work in various collections including:

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent

Victoria and Albert Museum (London)

University of Wales

Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)

Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge)

Yinchuan Contemporary Art Museum (China)

Guangdong Museum of Art (China)

Office of Public Works (Dublin)

Yale University (U.S.A)

Bank of England (London)


Solo and two person shows

1994-2019 Over fifty solo or two person shows (including Biscuit Factory Newcastle, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Cambridge Contemporary Arts, Original Print Gallery Dublin, Leeds Design Gallery, and Wiseman Gallery.

Personal highlight being a two person show at Brook Gallery (Budleigh Salterton 2008) with Pablo Picasso.


Invited selector: 

The National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

The National Original Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London: 2005, 2002, 2001.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: 2018, 2017.

Brixton Open, London: 2004, 2003.