Trevor Price (born 1966) is the current Vice President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and works from studios in London and the coastal town of St. Ives.His art education started at Falmouth and then Winchester School of Art. Price cites Pablo Picasso, Freda Kahlo, Ben Nicholson and Cecil Collins amongst his artistic influences.
Price describes himself as an artist/printmaker, and not just an artist. “I love printmaking, and a lifetime of doing it has only wanted me to make more. Give me a lino cutting tool or a drypoint needle and I am happy,”
It is the opportunity to experiment and the diversity of technique that draws him to the medium. Variations and experimentation in printmaking can be endless - as simple as making some scratches on a piece of metal and inking those grooves and the burr they create (drypoint), to highly sophisticated multi-plate etchings. At the moment most of his figurative prints are drypoints of one form or another, usually on zinc or perspex. The images using perspex are made by drawing on the surface with a soldering iron, and then printing from those marks.
Trevor Price's subject matter often reflects the romantic, erotic and humorous intimacy between a couple. Location is also a big influence in his work and his Cornish roots, in particular St. Ives, may feature.
Price is now exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections that include the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Guangdong Museum of Art (China), Yale University (USA), The Office of Public Works (Dublin), and The Bank of England.
He has won several British Printmaking Awards and on a number of occasions has been an invited selector for the annual National Printmaking Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries and Bankside Gallery in London. In 2011 Price was the invited ‘Printmaker of the year’ at Printfest, the UK’s prestigious print festival.