Cleethorpes born printmaker unveils exhibition at The Ropewalk
An exhibition by Cleethorpes born printmaker Melvyn Petterson has just opened at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.
The exhibition, which runs until Sunday, June 1, features work by Melvyn who studied at Grimsby School of Art before moving on to Camberwell School of Art in London.
“At The Ropewalk we are delighted to feature another exhibition by one of our long-term supporters,“ said the arts centre’s Exhibitions Officer, Richard Hatfield.
Melvyn studied at Grimsby and Camberwell Schools of Art before setting up Artichoke Print Workshop in Brixton, south London in 1993 with Colin Gale.
Since then Artichoke has established itself as one of the UKs leading professional fine art print workshops – making, selling, publishing and exhibiting etchings, lithographs and block prints. Itss reputation for exhibiting the best of contemporary print works by up and coming, as well as, established printmakers is nationally and internationally recognised.
Melvyn has work in the collection of the British Museum and is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and the New English Art Club.
He says of his work: “My landscapes often centre around the drama played out in nature, a dark cloud threatens, a sudden burst of sunlight, a moody sky against snow covered fields. These are the times when nature displays her more provocative side; probably for just a few seconds; these often fleeting moments I have tried to capture in my images.”
His exhibition can be seen in Gallery One. There is no charge for admission to any of the galleries at The Ropewalk.