Anthony Ratcliffe is a now a full time printmaker after many years lecturing at Manchester School of Art. He has prints in many public and private collections including The British Council, the Parliamentary Art Collection, Manchester Airport PLC, Manchester Royal Infirmary and MMU Special Collections.
His work has been purchased by numerous corporate companies and is represented by a number of galleries, he has also exhibited prints in international print exhibitions and print fairs.
The artist has created numerous collections of work associated with various aspects of British landscape, his recent project was entitled ‘Northern Stones and Peat Smoke’ which was exhibited as a solo exhibition at the Kirkby Gallery in 2019.
He is currently working on a solo exhibition for the North York Moors gallery.
Recent projects; exhibited in provincial northern galleries such as ‘Broken Ground’, ‘Shoreline and Watershed’, Rain Stone and Rust’ have included book art, watercolours and poetry as well as large woodcut prints.
Anthony works from drawings and material collected on site and has travelled extensively around Britain documenting remote landscape and particularly the way it shows evidence of past land usage, geology, archaeology. He also uses research into literary descriptions and historical associations, to develop and create images.
All the prints are hand printed in small editions and the artist works from a studio in Mossley overlooking the Dark Peak national park.
Anthony Ratcliffe is a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Art and Leeds Fine Artists.