Richard Shimell started printmaking late in life. After a career in journalism, he joined the Dartington Print Workshop as a complete beginner in 2010. He says it was a steep learning curve, but he stuck at it and eventually started selling his prints. He became a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in 2016.
Richard lives in a wooded landscape on the edge of Dartmoor, surrounded by trees. He is drawn to the simplicity of silhouettes and the complexity of branches.
He enjoys all stages of the making process, from drawing to carving to printing, and has a small studio at home with his own Hawthorn press.