artwork

John Booth's etchings and aquatints are inspired by the natural world and the symbolic landscapes of dreams. His prints combine a figurative approach to drawing with the mark-making techniques unique to etching and aquatint.

His images are sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract, depending on the degree to which the etching process is allowed to intrude.

The landscapes are etched from life, taking steel plates out into the countryside to use as a painter would use oils and canvas.

Back in the studio the etching acid, etching techniques and time are allowed to modify the plates so that the final images owe as much to the etching process as to the original drawing.

The dream images represent the symbolic landscapes of the unconscious. He chooses dreams that have inexplicable meanings; the ambivalent nature of the imagery allowing the viewer to form their own interpretation.

John follows the historic intaglio methods of the fine art printmaking tradition. The etchings are created on zinc or steel plates. He hand-prints the etchings, indented into Somerset Satin oversized laid paper and supplies the prints ready for trimming and framing in strictly limited editions. He also supplies fine art giclee prints on archival paper.

     
     
     
     
     
     
Cloud

Cloud

The Conversation

The Conversation

Downs Aquatint

Downs Aquatint

The Downs II

The Downs II

Dream Of Africa

Dream Of Africa

Dream Of The Sea

Dream Of The Sea

Dream In The Wood

Dream In The Wood

Flying Men

Dream Of Flying Men

Sunbeams

Sunbeams

Landscape 1

Landscape 1

Landscape IV

Landscape IV

Ray Of Light

Ray Of Light

Reclining Nude

Reclining Nude

Springtide

Springtide

Two Figures

Two Figures

Liddell Hart's Western Front (Book Cover)

Liddell Hart's Western Front (Book Cover)

If Germany Attacks (Book Cover)

If Germany Attacks (Book Cover)

War Memoirs Of Earl Stanhope (Book Cover)

War Memoirs Of Earl Stanhope (Book Cover)