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John McGowan

JOHN MCGOWAN PRINTMAKER – ‘Original Prints* by an Original Printmaker’

I’m only open for one weekend, don’t miss me!

New: Helpston Paper Mill screenprint suite plus new relief and drypoint works.

The following video gives an overview of Arborfield/Helpston Paper Mill Suite and the Rotherhithe Series. Although it advertises a London exhibition, you will be able to see the work in my studio as well as many of the works framed for my retrospective (see below). There will be prints, books and cards on sale. Look out for the reasonably priced proof prints!

Where can see the work now?

You can see his work at Art in the Heart, Westgate Arcade, Peterborough.  Black Cab Studio, Deeping St. James.  Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Gallery Stamford, Stamford

John McGowan Printmaker

John is one of the few artists in the Peterborough area who works exclusively in printmaking. Work is designed and produced in his own print studio in Northborough. One print can take up to two months to produce, as he goes through an extensive process of proofing before starting to print an edition.  Editions are rarely more than 25 and are printed with acrylic based inks on high quality mould-made papers. They are available framed or unframed.

John spent 2015 working on the Rotherhithe Suite.  In February 2016 the Suite was accepted into the collection of the Museum of London.  Most recently John has worked on a new set of Canal prints that complement the 6 that are in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery’s collection and a suite if prints about the Arborfield Paper Mill, Helpston.

John’s 2016 video

Print Wins John Art Award

See John McGowan Printmaker on Facebook

Next Exhibition: A Printmaker’s Retrospective, Yarrow Gallery, Oundle  – November 4th – 18th 2017

*Original Prints – An original print is a work of art created by hand and printed by hand, by the artist , from a plate, block, stone, or stencil that has been hand created by the artist for the sole purpose of producing the desired image. The plates or stencils it is printed from bear no resemblance to the finished work of art, which means it is not a copy or a reproduction of anything.  Each print produced is technically a unique work although produced as a signed and numbered multiple.  The original print is usually produced as a limited number of impressions, another word for print. The term for this group of prints is the edition. Although there are many of the same image in an edition, each print is an individual part of the whole, the whole being the edition. An original print is actually one piece of a multiple original work of art. (Bill Wheeler)

Images on the site are copyright of the artist.

Telephone 01780 763203
Mobile 07522 417430

Exhibition address
39 Church Street, Northborough, Peterborough PE6 9BN

Artist address
39 Church Street, Northborough, Peterborough PE6 9BN

Open at other times by appointment No
Demonstrations available No
Tuition offered No
Garden open for visitors Yes
Refreshments served Yes
Commissions accepted No

Open days

Saturday 1st July 2017 (10 - 5)
Sunday 2nd July 2017 (10 - 5)

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