New Mailing List & Newsletter

Chris Bourke Linocut Lino Print artist printmaker

I’ve finally got round to setting up a new mailing list with the aim of sending out a newsletter with information on new print releases, offers, discount codes and news of shows etc. I won’t be bombarding you with emails but aim them to be semi-regular throughout the year. I’m starting from scratch so if you have signed up before, please sign up again!

If you sign up between now and the 6th May 2024, you’ll receive a 20% discount code for using in my online shop.

Please sign up HERE.

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Lovestruck is a brand new print for 2024. It’s a giclee print created from my original linocut prints.

It’s printed on Hahnemuhle 100% cotton smooth white 308gsm printmaking paper, is approx 20 x 45cm and is a signed and numbered edition of 200.

The print is available now from my Etsy shop HERE.

If you are in or near Worcester UK between the 10th to 18th February, then there will be framed versions of this print on sale (and/or framed to order) at The Cabin Studio & Gallery, 1 Netherton Court (Arch 42) WR1 3AU.


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In Memory of Elizabeth Cotten

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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.

Elizabeth Cotten

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.

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‘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.

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Out of Space And Time – A Solo Exhibition

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, 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.

Chris Bourke printmaker linocu England UK

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A Christmas Miracle

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.

Chris Bourke UK Linocut Lino Print Printmaker Artist

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Big Rain & We Are Made of Stars Blue


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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 –

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.

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New work for 2022

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.

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Christmas Mini Print

Chris Bourke Linocut Lino print UK artistI 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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For more regular updates please follow my Instagram page.


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There is Only One Truth and its Name is Love

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 .

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Pay Nurses More

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 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

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