Andrew Davidson, a pre-eminent wood engraver, moves effortlessly between conception and execution. As an artist and illustrator, he creates designs for books, postage stamps and commercial products. As an engraver he turns these designs into works of the utmost subtlety, ‘painting with light’ through the precise control of seemingly simple tools. As a printer, he creates his final work through the medium of a nineteenth century hand press before converting it into digital form.
Andrew’s work and tools will be displayed alongside historical engravings and objects from Wellcome Collection.