nature, whimsy, love
Welcome to Big Mitten Linocuts
Fine art linoprints and hand-printed wearables, usables, and textiles for the home
As a linoprint artist and sewist I draw original sketches onto linoleum, and then these illustrations are carved in relief, inked, and printed onto paper, cotton cloth, or linen...all by hand. Most printing is done in classic black water-based ink. Some prints are printed in color or embellished with watercolor. As a sewist I design and sew home textiles and accessories, all blockprinted with my art. I also hand-print t-shirts!
Each print and textile has its own unique look, dependent on ink saturation and chatter pickup. I am a Michigan artist, inspired by the abundant beauty in the mitten state. You can read my artist's statement here.
Follow current work on Instagram: @BigMittenLinocuts.
2020 Art Festivals & Exhibitions in Michigan, USA, unless noted otherwise; T = tentative
2/1-2/2 PrintAustin Printmaking Festival, Austin, TX
2/23-2/24 Leon & Lulu Spring Artists' Market, Clawson
3/6-3/7 Downriver Council for the Arts Indie Art Fair, Wyandotte
3/20-20 Spring Fling Handcrafters' Market, Northville (canceled)
4/11-4/19 Rust Belt Market Pop-up, Ferndale
4/26 Power of the Press Eastern Market Printmaking Festival, Detroit
5/9-5/10 Art Birmingham, Birmingham
5/16-5/17 Grosse Pointe Art Fair, Grosse Pointe
5/30 Berkley Art Bash, Berkley
5/31-6/1 Leon & Lulu Summer Artists' Market, Clawson
6/6-6/7 Art on the Grand Art Fair, Farmington
6/13 Ella Sharp Museum Art Beer & Wine Festival, Jackson | T
6/14 Shed 5 Flea Eastern Market Handmakers' Shop, Detroit
7/16-7/19 Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor
7/31-8/2 Brighton Wine Art Music Festival, Brighton | T
8/15-8/16 Art in the Castle, Orion Township
8/21-8/23 Evanston Art & Fork Festival, Evanston, IL | T
9/11-9/13 Art & Apples Art Fair, Rochester | T
9/18-9/20 Funky Ferndale Art Fair, Ferndale | T
9/26-9/27 Common Ground Art Fair, Birmingham
10/3 Troy Wall-to-Wall Art Fair, Troy
10/17-10/18 A2 Artoberfest | T
11/13 Holiday Indie Art Fair, Wyandotte | T
11/19-11/20 Farmers' Market Art Fair Edition, Royal Oak | T
5/4-5/22 PROOF Printmaking Exhibit, Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte6/1 Vintage & Artisan Market, Royal Oak6/2-6/3 Leon & Lulu Summer Artists' Market, Clawson6/8 Art, Beer & Wine Festival, Jackson7/6-7/7 RO Arts Council Outdoor Art Fair, Royal Oak8/2 Vegan & Vodka, Royal Oak8/25-8/16 Leon & Lulu Fall Artists' Market, Clawson9/20-9/22 DIY Street Fair, Ferndale10/12 Wayzgoose Printmakers' Fair, Ann Arbor10/26 Wall-to-Wall Art Fair, Troy11/15 Downriver Council for the Arts Holiday Indie Art Fair, Wyandotte 11/30 Michigan Holiday Market, Waterford12/1-12/2 Leon & Lulu Holiday Artists' Market, Clawson 12/5 Holiday Magic Marketplace, Royal Oak Farmers' Market, Royal Oak12/14 Michigan Mitten Market, Royal Oak Farmers' Market, Royal Oak 12/5-12/20 Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Center Holiday Shop, Birmingham
NEW zipper clutches! Handmade with linen printed with Leaves & Needles blocks, YKK zipper, and colorful linings. No two are alike!