Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver

Michael is convinced that etchings and lino - prints and wood engravings which are hand made and hand printed using traditional methods have a bright and prosperous future with discerning collectors.

Founded Bracken Press a 'private press' in 1974

Welcome to my website, which shows a selection of my limited edition prints.

I work in three different mediums, etchings, lino prints and wood engraving from my home based studio at the bottom of the garden which houses five antique printing presses from the 19th century which I use to create my prints.

Michael Atkin printmaker,etchings, lino prints and wood engravings


Open Studios


The two weekends will be in:

June 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th

Email for an invitation

At all other times

Studio & workshop open by appointment only

'AnAlphabet of Scarborough'  26 images of Scarborough  Printed in an  edition of  26 copies,     Published May 2017

Order Form

Title page 4 wood engravings, 24 etchings, 2 engravings, 1 lino print. Acknowledgement page Endpapers Solander Box  Complimentary print.

Exhibitions 2017

'An Alphabet of Scarborough'        Book launch Coast Gallery, Cloughton      May 5th - June 7th 2017

Artists talk ( about the book) Sunday 7th May 3.00 p.m. @ Coast Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery - Hull Open January 12th - March

Pickering Rotary Art Exhibition  14th - 23rd July 2017

Maidenbridge, Lancashire    May 20th - August 31st

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough -( One man)  October  10th  - November 18th  

Preston  Hall & Museum October 16th - January 7th 2018 (One man) Lino & etchings &Wood engravings

Demonstration 9th November 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 Noon

The Fylingdales Group of Artists June 20th - July 23rd  P.V.Invite

October 27th & 28th  Chester Originals

Chester Town Hall