Neil Bousfield studied MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol, awarded with distinction in 2007. He had previously studied BA (Honours) Animation and MSc 3D Computer Graphics. Neil is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
" A change in personal circumstances facilitated a move to a new location and landscape space. Change initiates new directions within an art practice and 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 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 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.