Make time before the 8th of November 2016 to visit the St Barbe Museum in Lymington to see the wonderful exhibition Nocturnal Encounters Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton. Entirely self-taught as a wood engraver; See-Paynton has established himself as one of the most revered printmakers in the world. His work is based on the meticulous observation of the natural world, inventing complex compositions that link species and their habitats. He uses his knowledge and imagination to construct engravings of great complexity and refinement and has evolved something new by the patterning and layering of his images.
This exhibition mixes new work focusing on a family of hares which made their home in Colin’s garden and a selection of earlier work which uses an increasingly abstract and fluid line to capture the fast and fleeting lines of birds and fish.