This is a new lino print is a tribute to two of my favourite music artists Elizabeth Cotten and Firehose, the band that recorded the song ‘In Memory Of Elizabeth Cotten’.
If you’re not familiar with Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten (1893-1987) I strongly recommend you look her up (and Firehose for that matter!) as she is/was an amazing America folk singer/songwriter, a true folk artist in every sense and someone I find incredibly inspiring.
Her most famous song ‘Freight Train’ (which most recently was used in the latest Wes Anderson Asteroid City film trailer,) was written when she was just 13 years old, yet she didn’t find fame, record her music or perform publicly until she was in her sixties.
She taught herself to play guitar but was left-handed, so she learnt to play the guitar ‘upside down’ so the bass strings were at the bottom, developing a unique picking style which became known as ‘cotten picking’. She went on to influence so many generations of artists from the 1950s to today. In 1984 aged 91 she won a grammy.
One of my favourite bands Firehose wrote a tribute song ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Cotten’ (misspelling her name as ‘Elizabeth Cotton’) in 1987 after she had passed away. My lino print is a tribute to both these artists.
‘In Memory Of Elizabeth Cotten’ – a handmade lino print/linocut, shown here printed on lovely light weight handmade Himalayan natural fibre paper (30gsm). It’s approx 19 x 24.5cm and is a signed and dated ‘Artists Proof’. For more information on this print, please visit my Etsy store.
I’m so stoked to announce a brand new solo show ‘Out of Space And Time ‘ in The Cabin Studio & Gallery – their lovely new studio/gallery space in Worcester. The show opens with a private view on Thursday 23rd February 6.30-9pm and will feature new work, past favourites and rare artist proofs, many never exhibited before. The show will continue until 6th March, open daily.
This is to be my biggest show yet with around a hundred prints being shown.
If you’d like to attend the private view drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, comment or dm via Facebook or Instagram so we can get an idea of numbers – opening weekend times are on the poster and I’ll be in attendance all weekend but don’t let that put you off! I really hope to see you there – more news as we go, follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more details.
Meanwhile, there’s been a few new items added to my shop page for the new year. Thanks as ever for all your support, it means the world.
I’m happy to let you know that these little seasonal prints are now available from my Etsy store. They are a hand finished lino print and just £25 – a Christmas treat as I know times are hard, and I’m also offered free UK postage.
Also available is a special price Christmas print bundle with one of these prints and a ‘Home’ screen print (artist proof) full details of that can be found in the listings here.
As always, do follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook for more regular updates, and heartfelt thanks for all your support this year.
It’s been another busy year so far making new work. Do follow me on Instagram for more regular updates of new work, occasional giveaways and process videos.
Two of the most recent new prints are the above ‘Big Rain‘, a large sized 53 x 73cm edition of only 100, and ‘We Are Made of Stars Blue‘ (below) – a blue version of the that print, 19 x 22cm. Both are available from my Etsy shop with more details, prices and other work – shop.chrisbourkeart.com
Stay tuned for news of my first solo show in a while, coming up later this year. Thanks as usual for all your support, looks and likes, it’s always appreciated.
There’s some new work in my online shop with more to come later this week. This special pack of tattooed mini prints is now available. Each mini print is hand printed with hand-carved relief blocks, all the packaging is individually hand printed too. For full details visit my online shop and for process photos and videos, and more regular updates, do follow me on Instagram.
I recently released this year’s Christmas print ‘Peace’ – a mini hand printed relief print/trading card that comes in a sealed envelope. Click HERE for more details.
There’s other new affordable art prints in my shop too, including Tiny Heart – the smallest print I’ve ever made/released!
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I have three editions of this new print being released this Friday 27th August 7pm BST. It will be available as a black and white lino print, plus two different hand-coloured editions. Visit my online shop HERE on Friday for full details.
Just a reminder that I post regularly (usually daily) on my Instagram page .
Pay Nurses More is a free digital download of a lino cut/lino print of a nurse, in support of the NHS. It’s offered here free of charge for anyone to download, print and use as they wish in support of the NHS. (The image cannot be used for commercial purposes or for personal profit.)
The original linocut image is only small, approx 9cm x 9cm but has been scanned at a high resolution and will enlarge and print clearly to fit the width of an A4 sheet (you may need to increase the size in your printer options).
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AS A PDF
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AS A JPG – (this link will take you to a new window, ctrl/right click to save image.)
If you print and use the image, do tag me on Instagram – @chrisbourkeart
Sorry for the lack of updates here. As mentioned in the last post, I do regular, usually daily updates on Instagram.
Despite this strange year I’ve been continuing to work on and release new lino prints and some t-shirts too, and have had some screen prints made of my Do You Ever Think About What’s Out There? lino print.
The screen print uses a colour fade technique so that the stars on the print fade from red to orange to yellow, this technique also means that each print is a little different.
There are two versions to choose from, the other has a blue to purple to pink colour fade. Both these prints are available from my Etsy shop here.
Hello. I’ve been busy making lots of new work for shows, but there’s been a few new pieces released already this year, including the below – I Got Here As Fast As I Could.
I post more regularly on my Instagram page but will post news about the shows and new work here later in the year.