Simon Brett has been making wood engravings since 1961.

In 2013 his retrospective exhibition An Engraver’s Progress: Fifty Years of Wood Engraving was seen at the Bankside Gallery, London, in Oxford and at the Holburne Museum, Bath.

The engravings have been made as prints and bookplates and mostly as book illustrations.

He also writes on the history, practice and condition of the art.


He is not to be confused with the playwright and crime novelist of the same name whose talents are much more widely spread and who was nippier at the start of this website thing in securing the domain name unqualified. His work is a lot funnier and more enjoyable than a wood engraver's can ever be and his website is at