THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PRINTMAKER: Mike Allison
Mike Allison was born in Whalley, Lancashire in 1970 and now works and resides in the West Midlands. He completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art in 1992 and a Masters in Fine Art at De Montfort University in 2005.
In 2015, Mike began a printmaking project called 100 Views of Birmingham. The project was initially inspired by Hiroshige’s 100 views of Edo and Mike was attracted by the scale and professional commitment such a project would require of him! One hundred views is a considerable journey that will inevitably document a changing Birmingham. In some of Mike's prints, Hiroshige’s influence is evident in the choice of subject or use of composition but influences and ideas are also appropriated from other contemporary photographers, film-makers and printmakers.
We currently have a wide range of Mike's framed and unframed Relief prints in stock along with some of his latest, unique Monoprints which also depict Birmingham scenes.