This woodcut by Howard Phipps, ‘Salisbury Watermeadows’ from Bemerton Rectory, home of the poet George Herbert, first appeared on the contents page of Slightly Foxed Issue 18 in Summer 2008, but more recently we made it available to readers as one of our bookplates.
About the contributor
Howard Phipps studied painting and printmaking at the Gloucestershire College of Art. He is now based near Salisbury and is probably best known for his drawings and engravings of the chalk downs of Wiltshire and Dorset. The artist has been a frequent exhibitor at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions since 1985, and was elected a member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1985. Howard Phipps has work in many permanent collections including The Ashmolean Museum, Cheltenham Art Gallery, Bournemouth, Exeter and Salisbury Museums, and The Kenneth Green Library at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2009 The British Museum acquired twelve of his engravings for its collection. The artist has also illustrated books for several publishers including Bloomsbury, The Folio Society, and The Fleece Press, and has had a longstanding collaboration with fine press publishers The Whittington Press.