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 exploring 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 works that are currently available. To find out more about events and exhibitions, check out my News.


Greetings cards of some of my linocuts are available on the ‘Love From The Artist’ website. I’ve also just introduced some special occasion cards for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas 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.

What’s happening?

I’m currently exhibiting at Towneley Hall in Burnley as part of the ‘Impressions’ exhibition. Printmakers from Prospect Studio in Rossendale have produced works inspired by Towneley Hall. Towneley Hall expects to re-open on 9 January 2021, based on current government guidance.

Once again this year, I’ve taken part in the annual 20:20 print exchange, organised by Hot Bed Press, alongside over 500 other artist / printmakers. And the Twitter Art Exhibition, to raise money for charity.

My latest ‘panopticon’ series of linocuts is on display via the Longitude Gallery in Clitheroe’s website here.

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.