The Art Academy – London

Steve Edwards


I was introduced to printmaking whilst completing a BA in Textile Design at Camberwell School of Art in 1983, mainly creating silkscreens and monoprints. I took up printmaking again in 1998 at the City Lit and fell in love with etching. I joined East London Printmakers in 2003, which gave we access to a well-equipped studio and an vibrant artistic community. I started experimenting with lino in 2005, and this has now become my main mode of expression. I joined Greenwich Printmakers in 2011, and the Printmakers Council in 2013.

The main themes in my work are masculinity in all its forms, and landscapes, particularly cityscapes. Living in London for 30 years has given me many opportunities for observing the city and it’s multi-various moods. I started making prints of the city in response to a group show entitled Love Letter to London, held at the London Assembly. I created Bridge – east, a view from Waterloo Bridge, one of my favourite places to stand, look, and feel ‘urban’. As this thematic series has grown, I have become interested in the dialogue between the sky and the buildings beneath.

Courses Taught

Steve teaches on Weekend Classes in the Print Studio