Who is Gerard Hobson?
Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art. His love of wildlife saw him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984 and then worked for a couple of years for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist. Later he became an illustrator for them, working on leaflets and sign boards.
Following relocating up north, Gerard worked for Yorkshire Wildlife and continued to develop his work on a freelance basis.
In more recent years he has turned his hand to woodcarving and these days focuses his attentions on print making having studied it in York. Gerard says…
‘I particularly enjoy the technique of linocut, which is similar to that of woodcarving and the result of this
has been the series of linocuts of birds, hares, foxes that you can see on this website.’