Paul Hipkiss RBSA

Paul Hipkiss's latest works include industrial scenes and architecture, which stems from his Black Country roots. His works mainly consist of relief prints, with blocks of colour applied by a soft roller through paper stencils. Paul also creates relief prints, often showing scenes of factories or engine houses and most recently he has produced a series of these looking at canals in the Midlands. In 1984 he attended a print weekend at Westhill College where Michael Rothenstein was the keynote speaker. From that point on he has been a Printmaker, initially producing woodcuts, but after a few years becoming interested in more experimental ways of creating images such as collagraph and developing ways of combining print techniques such as relief prints and monoprint, collagraph and Woodcut and photo-silk screen with collagraph. Paul has exhibited his work widely and has notably been selected for the 'Originals' print exhibition at London's Mall Galleries and was awarded the Tregoning Prize at the Derby City Open. Paul was elected as a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2001 and has since been their honorary curator.