Alan Birch is an artist working out of Prospect Studios in Waterfoot, Lancashire . He works predominantly in print, but has worked with a variety of other media including drawing, metal and  digital images. His  work is imbued with his own unique sense of humour, offering a  personal view on the contemporary world.  Recent work includes a series of 83 etchings strongly influenced by Goya’s Disasters of War illustrating the horrors of armed conflict. He recently showed a collection of contemporary saints at The John Rylands Library in Manchester and at West Yorkshire Print workshop in Mirfield, Yorkshire. Birch is also a committed educator, running regular print workshops in his studio, in schools and galleries, and more recently in Manchester hospitals as part of  the Culture Arts programme. Since January he has worked in Accrington Academy, Oulder Hill Community School and with members of the African Caribbean Carers Group in Hulme, Manchester Hospitals as well as running regular workshops in the Whitworth Art Gallery and Touchstones for families, primary, secondary and adult groups.