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John McGowan

I shall not be opening in 2021

but I’m still working

My small studio is not an easy place to  socially distance. So this year I shall not be opening up.

However, if you like the look of my work, see more at:

I’m selling a lot of my prints at half price for the benefit of

Cancer Research UK

John’s Great Big Printmaking Sale
Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK by John McGowan 

Contact me @ or text me @ 07522 417430

You’ll be able to collect your print from the studio door in Northborough

Number 7 of the Houghton Trestles Series Linocut and screenprint

Prints based on the trestles that supported a Victorian railway  bridge.

See my short film about the trestles.


Number 8 of the Houghton Trestles series


Maxey Cut

Drypoint and Carborundum print

In 20/21 I’ve been making a series of films about Lascaux Tusches. These are the artists’ media I use to make my screen prints. They are a bit hard to explain in words, so here’s an introduction to them.

I’ve commissioned some giclee prints of two of my most popular prints in A3 and A5 formats

John is one of the few artists in the Peterborough area who works exclusively in printmaking. A lot of the work s are made using screen printing but recently the acquisition of a small etching press has led to works made in Lino, card and drypoint.

His Prints are 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.

Work in progress

John has been making original prints for over 50 years. His printmaking practice developed radically in 1979/80 when he began a series based on images of the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal. Prints are now produced in small editions in his own studio in Northborough.

He is mainly known for his screenprints of the British Industrial heritage: Dockside warehouses (now in the Museum of London’s collection), Signal Boxes and a recent Paper Mill Suite. He still continues to experiment with print techniques and subject matter, particularly through a 25 year long “cubist” series.

John taught Art in Northampton, Peterborough and Oundle. He has recently exhibited in Stamford, Northampton and has  recently had large scale exhibition of his prints in Alfred East Gallery, Kettering.

The Garage Gallery

See my short film on YouTube

Where can see the work now?

You can see his work at:

St Andrew’s Church, Northborough, Fundraiser June 6th 13.00 – 17.00

Black Cab Studio, Deeping St. James.

John’s 2016 video on Print Techniques

Print Wins John Art Award

See John McGowan Printmaker on Facebook

*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)

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Contact name
John McGowan

Exhibition address
Not exhibiting in 2021

Mobile 07522 417430

Open days

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Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted

A working Printmaker’s Studio.




My prints feature Buildings, Landscapes, Still Life, Railways, Factories, Canals. Images are Local, London and Venetian.

Free Sunday Print workshops (1100 – 1300)


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Carry Akroyd art exhibition inspired by Helpston poet John Clare

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