Anthony Ratcliffe is a lecturer in Fine art at Manchester School of Art and has exhibited in numerous provincial and private galleries in the UK. His commissioned prints can be found in many corporate collections – Manchester Airport, Houses of Parliament, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the British Council.
The artists work has always been connected with British landscape and is a result of travelling extensively around Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland. This exploration includes into research natural history, archeology, geography and literature associated with the same landscape.
Recent prints have contained images from Scotland, the northern Yorkshire Dales, Dorset and more locally Saddleworth in winter.
His work is produced from drawn information made in sketchbooks, this information is then synthesized into woodcut prints, using two blocks and a reduction printing process. All the prints are hand printed in small editions.
Radcliffe works from a studio in Mossley, which overlooks the Pennine hills of the Dark Peak National Park.