Old Bear Press is formed by a group of three artists, Heather Chou, Deborah Neely, and Kathryn Poole. Based in the North West of England, the artists share a common passion for fine art printmaking and bookbinding. With diverse styles and fields of interest, the artists’ works include acutely observed natural history illustration, images recording memories of places and journeys and reflective contemporary oriental subjects. The collective body of work tends towards a quiet aesthetic of monochrome or muted palettes using a wide range of quality papers and inks. The group remains faithful to the hand crafted and traditional, producing unique prints and artists books in small editions predominantly via the classic methods of lithography, etching and silk screen.