Terence Gravett’s work is inspired by organic and plant forms in nature used in a semi-abstract style, and with a strong use of colour. He produces these images by cutting thin MDF board with a very fine fret saw blade into jig-saw pieces that fit perfectly in registration to one another, and can be carefully burnished by hand onto paper in a variety of overprinted colours, or by using a relief press.
Terence initially studied painting, but his interest in printmaking began to develop and he later became the lithographic technician at Croydon School of Art, before becoming technician for screen printing at Brighton College of Art where he then left to take up a full time Print Residency at Belfast Print Workshop in 1990. In the following years he created murals for Belfast City Hospital, Dundonald Hospital and a new Ulster Bus Station in Enniskillen. He also designed a centenary medal for Queen’s University Belfast. Terence has been a visiting lecturer in several universities in Ireland, as well as teaching printmaking in the USA, Finland and the UK. He has exhibited internationally and his work is held in many prestigious public collections, such as the British Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum.