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Ben Woodhams

 


 

Watercolours of Birds

I always work on the principle of direct observation, whether it be out in the nature with live birds, or with dead birds at home in the studio.

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"Fieldfares in a Tree I" - 21x18 cm

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"Fieldfares in a Tree II" - 21x18 cm

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"Autumn Geese" - 36x28 cm

 


Linoleumcuts

The Bird of the Month (series of 12)
Each print measures 20x21 cm. They are made with water-based colours and printed using what is called 'The Suicide Method' by which you keep cutting after each colour is laid and printed. You use the same plate for each layer of colour. There is therefore not the same amount of prints of each image, though there are approximately 20 of each.  

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"Ravens Alminding" - January

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"Rooks, Østerlars" - February

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"Lapwings, Udkaret" - March

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"Shelducks, Salthammer" - April

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"Eider-ducks, Christian's Island" - May

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"Peregrine Falcons, Vang" - June

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"Razorbills, Hammershus" - July

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"Black-headed Gull, Duodde" - August

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"Cranes, Bastemose" - September

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"Fieldfares, Svaneke" - Oktober

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"Long-eared Owl, Hasle" - November

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"Tufted Ducks, Rønne Havn" - December

The Four Seasons

Lino-cut, 20x17,5 cm, oil-based colour. Printed using what is called 'The Suicide Method' by which you keep cutting after each colour is laid and printed. You use the same plate for each layer of colour. There is therefore not the same amount of prints of each image, though there are approximately 20 of each.

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"February, hares on stubble fields, Ringeby, Bornholm"

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"May, Roe Deer in a Beech Forest, Vestermarie Plantation, Bornholm"

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"August, Bison in a pine plantation at Svinemosen, Bornholm"

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"October, Cranes Flying South, winter crops in the fields, Vellensby, Bornholm"

A Serie of six anas’ drake studies

Lino-cut prints, 14x17cm. Printed using what is called 'The Suicide Method' by which you keep cutting after each colour is laid and printed. You use the same plate for each layer of colour. There is therefore not the same amount of prints of each image, though there are approx. 25 of each. 

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Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

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Teal (Anas crecca)

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Pintail (Anas acuta)

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Garganey (Anas querquedula)

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Gadwall (Anas strepera)

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

 


sorry, bio only in Danish

Lidt om Ben Woodhams
Jeg er en engelsk kunstner og illustrator, der har specialiseret sig i at male fugle. Jeg flyttede til Bornholm med min familie i sommeren 2008 fra Birmingham, England, hvor jeg arbejdede som udstillingsleder på forskellige museer og gallerier.

Jeg arbejder altid fra princippet om direkte observation, hvad enten der er tale om levende fugle ude i felten eller døde fugle hjemme i atelieret.
Jeg laver mest akvareller og linoleum tryk, om jeg laver med ’reduction’ eller ’ suicide’ metode.
Jeg underviser også på Bornholms billedskole og på AOF, og er Formand til Bornholms Kunstråd.

Uddannelse
April 2000 - August 2002
MA in Museum Studies, Leicester University

September 1994 - May 1998
BA in South East Asian Art & Architecture with Indonesian - First Class Honours. SOAS, London University

Udstillinger
February, 2014 - 'The Winter Season' at Cheng - Kim Loke Gallery, Slimbridge, UK (censured exhibition)
November 2013 - 'The Natural Eye' SWLA exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, UK (censured exhibition)
July 2013 - 'Ben Woodhams, Nye Værker (New works) 'Galleri Huz 16' Bornholm, Denmark
May 2013 - 'Spring' Avocet Gallery, Rye Harbour, UK (group show)
April 203 - 'Den Censurende Forårs Udstilling 2013' Svanekegården, Bornholm, Denmark (censured exhibition)
November 2012 - 'The Natural Eye' SWLA exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, UK (censured exhibition)
September 2012 - 'Ude af Balance', Galleri Rasch, Bornholm, Denmark
August 2012 - 'Fugle', Galleri Rasch, Bornholm, Denmark (group show)
February 2012 - 'En Rasch Udstilling', Galleri Rasch, Bornholm, Denmark (group show)
September 2011 - 'Tryk 2 Værksted', Galleri 2rn, Bornholm, Denmark (group show)
July 2011 - 'Observation Interpretation', Marine Studios, Margate, UK (group show)
September 2010 - 'Jagt i Bella', Copenhagen, Denmark (group show)
July 2010 - 'Fuglemalerier', NaturBornholm, Denmark
March 2010 - 'Naturligvis', Galleri Rasch, Denmark (with Hans Henning Pedersen)

 

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