In 2004 artist and author Peter Davies was inspired by the much-loved master relief printmaker John Liddell (1925-2005) to try linocut. The workshop he founded in 1991 Poole Printmakers is a haven, an intimate co-operative near Poole Quay, and some of the most scenic terrain in Britain. It is also an area where Peter’s art career started in 1978 and inspired his early book Art in Poole and Dorset, published by Poole Historical Trust, 1987. The resulting years have yielded a large body of beautiful linocut prints. Peter Davies is the author of After Trewyn: St Ives Sculptors Since Hepworth (Old Bakehouse Publications, 2001).