Wood Engraving by David Dobson
Y Lliwedd
Y Lliwedd, Snowdonia

This print of Y Lliwedd is included in the 2019 Society of Wood Engravers touring exhibition.

About David

I am self-taught and engrave in my spare time, being Professor of Earth Materials at University College London during the day. I am a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and have a permanent exhibition at the Castle Climbing Wall and exhibit elsewhere in London, nationally and internationally.

My subject matter reflects my love of the outdoors and mountaineering. Due to the often fleeting-nature of conditions and the need to keep moving on large mountain climbs, I tend to work from photographs.  Often the speed required during winter mountaineering detracts from a full appreciation of the situation and conditions; the time and concentration required in engraving the scene provides a helpful counterpoint, allowing me to come to a fuller appreciation of the beauty involved in my chosen sport.  I hope my engravings convey some of this.

Nowadays I print small editions of about 20 to 30 prints from most of my engravings so some prints do sell out.  Prices range from £40 to £100 plus postage – please contact me for any sales enquiries.

David Dobson