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.
New work will be released tomorrow and available from my online Etsy shop – shop.chrisbourkeart.com
Get Up – one of my most popular prints – this is a screen print version of the original lino print. Each screen print was printed on heavy watercolour paper and then painstakingly painted my myself, layering the watercolour to create the desired finish. You can watch a short video of me painting these on my Instagram account HERE
These prints will be released tomorrow 28th September. For more details on these prints and to buy, visit my Etsy Shop.
Also released on the 28th: Do You Ever Think About What’s Out There? – a series of one off Lino Prints that have been individually hand finished with iridescent powder. This is a delicate, time consuming process ensuring that each print is truly unique. You can watch a short video of some of the process HERE.
Around a dozen of these one off pieces will be available though my Etsy store. More images, details and buying options HERE.
It’s been 10 years since I did the artwork for Frank Turner’s album Poetry of the Deed. I’ve released a ten year anniversary edition of the two prints I made for the album (front and back cover). They are both for sale in my Etsy shop. Click images to view full details.
Thanks to everyone who supported my work in 2018. There’s already some new pieces of work in my Etsy shop including these ‘hand prints’ that are new for 2019. Hello I love you is an edition of 200 on handmade Bhutanese paper. More of hand prints and other new work to follow.
Hello I Love You, linocut print on handmade Bhutanese paper. Click image for full details
More info on all prints in my shop at – shop.chrisbourkeart.com
‘You and Me’ is a new hand coloured linocut print that is now available from my Etsy shop.
There’s two hand coloured versions as you can see from the images. They are printed on handmade Bhutanese paper.
The full colour version is an edition of just 21, and the other is in an edition of 150.
Click the images or visit shop.chrisbourkeart.com for more images and full details.
Little Roses has just been added to my Etsy Shop. The small, handmade linocut print of a rose has been hand painted in red and green acrylic ink. It’s small but perfectly formed 6cm x 13cm (approx) and printed on handmade, heavyweight Bhutanese paper. The printing and colouring processes mean that each print is unique. It’s a signed, numbered edition of 41. For more images and details visit: shop.chrisbourkeart.com
Artist proof of Tougher Than Death
New to my Etsy Shop are these black and white, artist proofs (one off linocut prints that are signed but not yet part of an edition so marked ‘AP’) of ‘Tougher than Death‘. This print is about the eternal nature of the human soul. Each one is unique due to the printing process, creating a heavily textured finish. Click the image above for more detail.
Also now available are these one-off coloured versions, printed on hand-spray-painted backgrounds, layering multiple colours for an truly unique effect.
Tougher than Death No.12
The coloured versions are listed and numbered individually, as they are all so different and one-off. It’s hard to see from these images alone, all the fine layering and colour blending. See more on each listings – click images or visit shop.chrisbourkeart.com.
All of the Tougher Than Death prints are printed on 80gsm 43x61cm Japanese paper.
Tougher Than Death No. 2
I’ve just released a new version of my Shine On lino print – Shine On Lilac Edition.
It’s printed on handmade Bhutanese paper, that has been partially been sprayed by hand with a lilac acrylic spray paint.
I then printed my Shine On linocut over the sprayed paper and finally added hand coloured details to the print with acrylic paint.
It’s an edition of just 35. For full details visit my online shop at Etsy – shop.chrisbourkeart.com
Follow me on Instagram from more news of upcoming work and process shots – @chrisbourkeart.
I’ve just released a new reprint of my 2015 zine/artist’s book ‘If the Wind Won’t Serve Take to The Oars’. It’s a wordless story told in 25 lino cuts, printed in an A5 zine. The new version has a different cover and is fated 2018 on the back.
It also comes with four postcards of images from the book – the whale, the lighthouse, shooting star and big wave. The postcards are only available with the book. Click to find out more from my Etsy store here.
There are also original lino prints from the book available to buy with the book and postcard set. Full details on these and other items on my Etsy page.