Welcome to my website!
I’m Carolyn Murphy, an artist and printmaker based in Manchester, UK. My first passion is linocut printmaking and more recently I’ve been enjoying exploring further afield with collagraphs, etchings, monoprints and printing onto fabric.
Take a look around
Have a look at my Gallery to see all my work. I’m delighted to say I now have a Shop where you can buy my prints that are currently available. To find out more about events and exhibitions, check out my News.
Greetings cards of some of my linocuts are now available on the ‘Love From The Artist’ website. I’ve also just introduced new special occasion cards for birthdays, anniversaries and more.
You can buy my cards individually online, along with lots of other artists’ amazing cards. You can even personalise them with messages and images! They are all digitally printed and environmentally friendly by this great not-for-profit organisation.
I love to hear your comments and feedback. Please feel free to contact me about my work.
Other places to find me
You will find me on twitter @CMurphyPrints as well as on Instagram and Facebook @Carolynmurphyprintmaker. I have a BLOG where I write about printmaking and share the ‘artist behind the scenes’ bits. You can see the stages of making a new print, as well as work in progress.
I’m currently exhibiting at Didsbury’s Old Parsonage in our ‘Spectrum’ exhibition, as well as in a large group exhibition, as part of the Northern Collective, at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, in the Lake District. Both exhibitions close on 11 November 2018.
I’ll also be at North Wales Print Fair in Llandudno the weekend of 10-11 November. I can’t wait!
Earlier this year I exhibited at the Whitaker Art Gallery in Rawtenstall with Prospect Printmakers’ Pennine themed exhibition and at the World Peace café in Chorlton, Manchester with fellow artist and printmaker Cate Gibson.
Once again I’m taking part in the annual 20:20 print exchange, organised by Hot Bed Press, alongside over 500 other artist / printmakers.
In 2018 I completed my first linocut commission, for the Macmillan Cancer Support Information Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester.
My ‘Barn Owl’ linocut print features in a fabulous book called ‘The Elegant Fowl’, a parliament of printmakers’ owls. See News section for more info.