In recent years etching is experiencing a large revival among artists, who have discovered its intricate processes and delicate lines are suited to their personal introspective approaches to art-making.

Probably the most famous etching pioneer in history is Rembrandt van Rjin (1606-1669), who is more renowned for his work as an etcher rather than a painter. He pushed the new medium of his times to its expressive limits. Rembrandt was able to use the magical effects of light and dark better than any artist before or since on a steel plate.

Since then many artists have used the etching medium. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Norman Ackroyd, Edward Hopper(1882-1967), Paul Klee, and David Hockney all experimented with the unique effects that can be achieved.

In recent years etching is experiencing a large revival among young artists, who have discovered its intricate processes and delicate lines are suited to their personal introspective approaches to art-making.

My own use of the medium uses both drypoint and aquatint to study the historical figures of golfing history, but the greatest challenge will be to evoke movement and dynamics on the steel plates- it`s going to be fun.