Max Angus SWLA - Biography
Born in Mortlake, London. A printmaker working in a small village in Kent and on the North Norfolk coast.
Max Angus is a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and has also been appointed as Treasurer for the Society. The SWLA is one of
the art societies represented by the Federation of British Artists (FBA), The Mall Galleries, London).
At the annual exhibition Max Angus has received the following awards:-
- The St Cuthbert’s Paper Mill Award
- The Birds Illustrated Magazine Printmaking Award
- The Dry Red Press Award
Max Angus linocut images have been published by The RSPB for Christmas cards. Art Angel Publishers for their range of Printmaker greeting
cards and soon to be released greeting cards with The Dry Red Press.
'My work is often inspired by the everyday environment around me. I maintain a sketchbook with copious amounts of scrap paper. The limited
detail captured with a pencil is just enough for the outlines for the linocuts. In my studio, the sketches are put together to create a composition
that I feel represents the movement of the subject, the weather or what I can remember of that time.
The master lino block is cut and printed to create a black and white image. The other blocks are cut first considering light, shade and the
overlapping of colours to make additional colour combinations us. Trying to keep to a limited palette takes weeks of trial and error. Each
colour chosen is dependent on the relationship and quantity of the adjacent colours and the overlapping blocks. If the image requires additional
colours then additional blocks are introduced but I do aim to limit the blocks to four if possible.
Max Angus SWLA