Peter Shread produces brightly coloured woodcut and linocut print reliefs whose subjects include landscapes, canals and musicians – with all the images containing distinct outlines and a sometimes distorted perspective. A separate block is cut for each colour and, typically, his colour prints are composed of three to five blocks. These are printed on his own hand press.
Peter’s work endeavours to combine the decorative and topographic aspects of landscape to produce a strong and striking image. He trained at Moseley School of Art and taught in Dudley for many years. After taking early retirement, he has been able to concentrate on his own artistic output.
Peter has exhibited widely and won a number of prizes including the Manchester Academy prize and the 2006 First Prize in the RBSA Open Print Exhibition. His most recent public art commission was for glass panels at the Midland Metro stations.