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. I am a member of Hot Bed Press in Salford and Prospect Studio Printmakers in Rossendale.
You can buy greetings cards of some of my linocuts on the ‘Love From The Artist’ website. I’ve also introduced some special occasion cards for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and more.
They are digitally printed on demand, environmentally friendly and posted out to you by this great not-for-profit organisation. You can buy my cards individually, online, along with lots of other artists’ amazing cards. You can even personalise them with messages and images inside!
Other places to find me
You will find me on Twitter @CMurphyPrints as well as on Instagram @carolynmurphyprintmaker 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.
Until February 2021, I was exhibiting at Towneley Hall in Burnley as part of the ‘Impressions’ exhibition. Printmakers from Prospect Studio in Rossendale produced works inspired by Towneley Hall itself.
My latest ‘panopticon’ series of linocuts of Lancashire landmarks is on display via the Longitude Gallery in Clitheroe’s website here.
To find out more about events and exhibitions, check out my News.
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.