I’m Carolyn Murphy, a London-born artist and printmaker, based in Manchester, UK. Now in my final year of a part-time MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Middlesex University in London, I’m a member of the Printmakers Council, Hot Bed Press in Salford and Prospect Printmakers in Rossendale.
Exciting news! ‘Below the Pike’, one of my new collagraph prints has been accepted for the 2023 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It’s on display now and the exhibition runs from 13 June to 20 August 2023.
I will be exhibiting as part of the new Fankle Art Collective from 10-15 July 2023 at Coningsby Gallery, close to Goodge Street in London. You can read more in News.
Finally, you’ll be able to see my work in Manchester at Didsbury Parsonage this August, as part of a group exhibition. Details out soon!
On this website you can buy my original hand-printed work – with free delivery within the UK. Please have a look at my Gallery to see a selection of my recent work. In my SHOP you will find pieces that are currently available. I love to hear your comments and feedback, so do feel free to contact me about my work.
If you are interested in greetings cards, you can find some of my linocut and etching designs on the ‘Love From The Artist’ website. I also have some monotype occasion cards there, for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and more. They are all digitally printed on demand, environmentally friendly and posted out directly to you by this great not-for-profit organisation. You can buy my cards individually, online, and even personalise them with messages and images inside!
In my BLOG I write about printmaking projects – and share the ‘artist behind the scenes’ bits. You can also see the stages of making a finished work, as I often include images of work in progress. In 2021 I started to blog for Twitter Art Exhibit and interview participating artists. I’ll be doing more of this once I have completed my MA studies.
In 2018 I completed a linocut commission, for the Macmillan Cancer Support Information Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester. I’m very happy to talk to you about ideas for a new commission project.