Ed Boxall is an artist, writer and creative educator living in Hastings, England.
Ed works in many areas such as printmaking, small scale book publishing, poetry, storytelling, songwriting and education: he creates warm, earthy images of family life mixed with magic and myth. Many of his handmade prints capture moments from life: children’s encounters with animals, walking on the beach, eating porridge and peas. Other images have a more ambiguous poetry: people light fires in sea shells and drift on empty seas.
Ed had several books published by Walker books before establishing his own independent practice, self publishing as The Pearbox Press. His first Pearbox books ‘The Storm Tree Stories’ were published in 2006. Books in the series such as ‘The Shell Collector’ take childhood rural holidays as a starting point but mix dream and reality freely. More recently Ed’s writing has focused on children’s poems. The books are a labour of love; an attempt to make enchanting visual poetry for both adults and children. Ed loves to perform his stories and poems, using his own ‘magic lantern’ style projections and giant pop-up paper cut-out silhouettes, illuminated with fairy lights.
Ed likes getting his hands dirty printmaking and making his own handmade prints, using techniques such as woodblocks, lino and mono printing. His books and prints are available at various galleries and shops in the UK such as The Towner, The De La Warr Pavilion and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Ed completed a degree in printmaking (Hull) and an MA in illustration (St Martins, London).
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