Hugh Dunford Wood

From his Dorset studio, Hugh Dunford Wood produces fine wallpaper printed by hand from original lino blocks designed and cut by hand. 

Apprenticed to Peggy Angus in the 1970s, her working methods have been the foundation of his practice. The process is low tech and Dunford Wood believes it is the most simple and direct way of working. The wallpapers are informed by constant practising of observational drawing in sketchbooks, from intricate floral designs to flowing geometrics, printed in two colours. The hand printing process gives the wallpapers a rich surface, making them a unique complement to furniture and paintings. 


  • 1949 Oxfordshire


  • 1968-71 MA, Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Arts, Oxford


  • 2018 Artist in Residence, Chateau d'Orquevaux, France
  • 2018 Invited Artist to Saxon Villages, Romania, by ADEPT
  • 2009 Artist in Residence on Bermuda for 400th anniversary
  • 2002 Artist in Residence with the Church of England
  • 2000 Artist in Residence with the Globe Theatre
  • 1989 Artist in Residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 New Member Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2017 Exclusively Living Show, Olympia, London
  • 2017 Zetter Gallery, London
  • 2017 50 Dorset Makers, Dorchester
  • 2016 Untitled Art Fair, London and Bristol
  • 2016 Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
  • 2014 Chelsea Arts Club, London
  • 2014 The London Print Studio, London
  • 2013 West Dean, Sussex
  • 2013 Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
  • 2012 Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
  • 2012 The Sloane Club, London
  • 2010 National Gallery of Lyme Regis, Dorset
  • 2009 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
  • 1997 Bloomsbury Workshop, London
  • 1996 Maimuri, Hokkaido, Japan


  • V&A Museum, London
  • Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
  • Christchurch College, Oxford
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Oxford Town Council
  • National Trust
  • HRH The Queen Mother
  • HRH The Prince of Wales

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