Hilary Paynter #

01237 479679 hilarypaynter@yahoo.com

Brunswick House, Torridge Hill, Bideford, Devon EX39 2BB

Hilary Paynter is the one of the UK’s leading wood engravers and past president of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.


Over the coming months my work will be on display and for sale across the UK.

Full Circle at Hereford Museum & Gallery to

Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU. Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm 01432 383597

The Art of Giving at White Moose Gallery, Barstaple to

Four South West Engravers at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter from to

I hope to see you there!

Book #

My monograph Full Circle (2010), contains 264 pages of more than 600 of my engravings, including 21 in colour.

Available to buy now from Art Matters.


I always have more ideas than I can use and these range widely to include socio-political comment and landscape. I normally work directly onto end-grain wood with rudimentary drawings from ideas that I have been refining mentally and this allows development of the engraving on the block.

There is always an urgency in my work because of my commitments to the SWE and RE and I have developed rapid engraving techniques. Generally, I have several blocks in progress at any time and move between them. I enjoy the occasional constraints of working to a commission. I listen to Radio 4 or stories on tape while I work.