Monday this week I hoped along to my book appointment to view the Tate’s archive of Ian McKeever’s print collection, including prints such as woodblocks and etchings and I was not disappointed!

The works seen via the website and online don’t do the prints justice! The ink was rich and velvety, seeing them in the person you could sense the artists presence and process through the indented, embossed and pencil drawn guiding marks on the beautifully made paper.

Its obvious when seeing these prints, they are in total relation to the paintings and vice versa- sharing, discovering and establishing a visual language. A visual language congruent, coherent and correlated throughout his works.

A pleasure to have seen! Time to print!




-April Jackson