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Kevin Holdaway is a traditional printmaker whose craft encompasses a wide variety of themes.  His work has an abstract quality with focus on shape, colour and pattern.  His enthusiasm for the urban environment, cityscapes and architecture, is behind the works featured here.  Bright, bold colours and geometric shapes made up of many components, some of a topographical nature, others more concerned with monumentalism.  All explore pattern, tone, historical context, artistic references and social comment.  "My interest in printmaking is enhanced by the wonder of never knowing exactly what you are going to get each time you pull a proof or edition.”

A member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Kevin has been the Senior Technical Instructor in Printmaking at De Montfort University since 1990 where he teaches a wide variety of traditional printmaking techniques. “I really enjoy passing on my skills to others who share my passion for print”  he says.  

“I invite the viewer into my work to explore,
to take a journey through the many visual layers involved
and to discover or reveal something of the moment I experienced,
or, to evoke memories of their own .”

Athena and Curve by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade linocut print depicting the Athena Night Club and Curve Theatre in Leicester
A handmade linocut depicting Great Ben in the City of Westminster, London
Controlling Oxo, London by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade linocut print depicting the Oxo Building, London
Corner of King Street by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade linocut depicting King Street in Leicester
Distant Gherkin by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade linocut print depicting The Gherkin Building in London
Pocklington's Walk by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade screenprint depicting Pocklington's Walk in Leicester
Shard in View by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade linocut print depicting The Shard Building in London
St Mary de Castro, Leicester by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade screenprint depicting St Mary de Castro Church in Leicester's Old Town
The Clock Tower, Leicester by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade screenprint depicting The Clock Tower in Leicester
The Guildhall, Leicester by Kevin Holdaway
A handmade screenprint depicting The Guildhall in Leicester's Old Town