Hereford based artist Christopher Noble, 68, is showing prints in the 9th International Printmaking Biennale in the Douro Valley, Portugal. This major exhibition displays original prints from all over the world by invitation only with 700 artists from 70 countries showing in 14 venues through the beautiful wine growing valley of the Douro – famous for the production of Port.

Christopher says “I am honoured to be invited to represent England along with 22 other distinguished printmakers in what has become one of the world’s major print exhibitions." Each artist can submit up to two images. The show is accompanied by a thoroughly illustrated colour catalogue and runs from August 10 to October 31 this year.

Christopher has been printmaking for over 40 years and retired from 16 years of lecturing in professional practice and in charge of careers advice at Hereford College of Arts four years ago, since when he has greatly increased production of prints and paintings from his studio in Whitecross overlooking Hereford.

The prints are now created digitally on his own new large format printer using all the finest materials and latest technology.

Further information about the exhibition can be found at the website

Closer to home Christopher Noble's prints can be seen regularly at the Lion Gallery in Leominster and the Applestore Gallery in Hereford. Work is also included in a forthcoming exhibition at the Garden Gallery in Cheltenham running from October 5 to 14.