Hugh Dunford-Wood

Hugh Dunford-Wood

Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom

About Hugh Dunford-Wood

My work embraces both the decorative and the observed. I draw passionately in a large Bible like sketchbook of which I have almost 50, going back one a year to my student days at Oxford. I print with small lino cuts made from these sketches, which I then collage to make a bigger composition. I love the definition of lino, and the lack of fussy detail. The figures that emerge are more archetypes than individuals with an inner life.

I have worked as an independent artist designer, painting landscapes & portraits, engravings & prints, & I design & handprint textiles and wallpapers.

I am a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Artist Member of the Royal Western Academy, Visiting Tutor at West Dean College.

I have always been keen to demystify and disseminate the role of the arts, co-founding the first Open Studio Weeks in Britain in 1983, in Oxfordshire, and the Lyme Regis ArtsFest in 2003.


The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University


Artist in Residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company Artist in Residence at The Globe Theatre 2000/01
Artist in Residence at The Church of England 2001/03
Artist in Residence at The Museum of Bermuda Art 2009


Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibiiton
Chelsea Comes to California
Royal Western Academy
Chelsea Arts Club
Bath Contemporary Art Fair
Bloomsbury Workshop London
The Orangery, Holland Park, London
Workhouse Gallery, Chelsea
Gallery Fold, Iceland
Maimuri, Hokkaido, Japan
Malvern Festival
Paul Smith, London
The Other Art Fair London
The Other Art Fair Bristol