Landscape Monoprints by Donald Wilkinson
10 April - 11 May 19
This exhibition features seascapes predominantly of the Solway coast from Donald Wilkinson's native Cumbria as well as of Scotland’s west coast. The majority of the works in this exhibition were made over a period of years, often revisiting familiar locations. Wilkinson prefers to work in autumn or winter when he finds the light more intriguing with shifts in weather and season lighting up or obscuring a particular view. He attempts to capture something of the experience of being in a place, returning to it repeatedly and trying to gain an understanding of the essence of a particular place.
About the artist
Donald Wilkinson studied at Carlisle College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, where he was awarded the J. Andrew Lloyd Scholarship for Landscape. He has won numerous awards, including the Giles Bequest at the British International Print Biennale in 1974, the Pallas Prize in 1976 and the 1980 National Museum Prize at Krakow International Print Biennale, Poland.
Recent one-person exhibitions include ‘A Wider Landscape’ commissioned by the Wordsworth Trust and a major retrospective ‘Stains of Light’ at Tullie House, Carlisle. International exhibitions include Light from the Lakes, toured by South Australian Arts Council and Gallery Wolf, Haamstede Arts Festival, Holland. His work is represented in many public and private collections including Victoria and Albert Museum, Arts Council England, British Council, National Library of Scotland and Paul Mellon Foundation, U.S.A. He appeared on ‘Picture of Britain’ with David Dimbleby for the BBC and his work was included in a survey exhibition of photography and printmaking ‘Light Matter’ touring USA and Canada in 2018.
Image: Donald Wilkinson. Staffa - Clamshell Cove. Monoprint and pastel.