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 .”