Biography for Neil Bousfield (tbc)
" A change in personal circumstances facilitated a move to a new location or landscape space. Change initiates new directions within an art practice. Current thinking has allowed a deeper understanding of drawing, making and the representation of space. The emotional needs of the biological human have led to an investigative approach to understanding the emotional construct of place: the transformation of landscaped space into landscape place through an art practice drives current making. We exist in and use space but we experience and make a place through the act of experiencing, living and working in a landscape. Recent practice explores a sense of place, place identity, place dependency and a narrative of place. It is through experiencing and constructing landscape narratives we construct a narrative of place and create place understanding. The exploration of these concepts allows a rooting of emotional connections to the landscape and this drives Bousfield's printmaking practice "
Neil's work is widely exhibited in the UK and USA and is held within major public collections including the National Art Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the Billy Ireland Library & Museum, Ohio State University Libraries, USA and MMU Special Collections; amongst private collectors, Neil is establishing a loyal following for his work