505 x 180mm
£200 (framed) £150 (unframed)
250 x 340mm
£220(framed) £170 (unframed)
Born in Wigan in 1957 Eric Gaskell studied painting and printmaking at Wigan College and Sunderland College. After leaving art college he won two painting scholarships, to New York and Istanbul and the Sunderland Fine Art prize. Since then he has continually worked in the creative industries; making, teaching, illustrating and exhibiting in New York, Quebec, Ghent, Dublin, London and around the UK in numerous one-man and group shows since the early 1980s. Eric is a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, the Printmakers Council and the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts and has work in private collections around the world and public collections in the UK.
Drawing is key to his work and has been since college, it is a diary, an academic exercise and a way to work through ideas. For as long as Eric has made art it has been colourful in nature. Colour is an intuitive act for him and he tends to let colour tell him what and where it should be. It’s not something Eric uses to create mood or atmosphere, but it is used to create a structure in his work, using colour compositionally. In printmaking Eric prefers linocut as it lets him create strong, flat colour and he also like its physicality and the marks it makes.