Fay Watson

Fay Watson was a student at the Bournemouth College of Art in the 1950s, where she learned to make wood engravings as part of her NDD of Illustration and Calligraphy. She loved this craft, but then had to earn a living in graphic design, so it was not until she retired about 15 years ago that she wondered if she could still make wood engravings. It appears that she can – she is delighted to have had her prints accepted for several of the Society of Wood Engraving’s annual touring exhibitions. Fay still finds great pleasure in working with wood, a wonderful living medium. She enjoys producing works mainly in black and white, where textures and patterns can indicate colours, but she also makes colour prints in linocuts and wood cuts – which are quite different from wood engravings.