ELECTED IN 1993
In 1972, See-Paynton moved to a remote farmhouse in Wales, where he built his studio. Self-taught as an engraver, he is widely regarded as a leading exponent of wood engraving and his work is represented in many private and public collections around the world including the V&A, Ashmolean Museum, Berlin Graphothek, Fremantle Museum & Art Gallery, Australia, Gaudi Salon, Barcelona, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales and the Yosemite Wildlife Museum, California.
“Colin See-Paynton has introduced yet another vision to the rich tradition of wood engraving. His delight in the lines of a bird so elegantly inscribed by the cut of his graver, his skill in varying texture even though he only has black and white with which to do so, his palpable pleasure in composing his subjects into joyous designs have brought something new to the portrayal of birds. It is a true privilege to provide these few words to introduce them.” Sir David AttenboroughWebsite