nature, whimsy, love
Welcome to Big Mitten Linocuts
Fine art linoprints, and hand-printed accessories, wearable art, 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 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.
Linoprints are fine art prints as multiple originals; they are not reproductions or screenprints. Prints and textiles may be ordered directly from the artist; some are available via Etsy or in the brick-and-mortars listed below.
Follow current work on Instagram: @BigMittenLinocuts.
Yellow Door Art Market, Berkley (full inventory)
Gutman Gallery, Ann Arbor
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham
KickstART Gallery, Farmington
Art Reach Center, Mt. Pleasant
Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City
Art Festivals & Exhibitions, 2020 in Michigan, USA, unless noted otherwise; T = tentative(More than 20 canceled art fairs to which I was invited -- including the Ann Arbor Art Fair -- have been removed due to COVID-19)
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
7/18 Aviator Jayne Summertime Market, Owosso
8/7-8/8 Invitational at Benton Harbor, Benton Harbor
8/15-8/16 Flights on the Beach, Oscoda
8/22-8/23 Walloon Lake Invitational, Walloon Lake
8/29 Gutman Gallery Sidewalk Pop-up, Ann Arbor
9/5-9/7 Torch Lake Art & Fine Crafts Fair, Alden
9/12-9/13 Harbor Springs Invitational, Harbor Springs
9/19-9/27 Rust Belt Market, Ferndale
10/4-10/11 Leon & Lulu In-Tents Art Fair, Clawson
10/17-11/1 Rust Belt Market, Ferndale
11/4-12/23 Gutman Gallery Holiday Artist Market
11/7-12/20 Paint Creek Holiday Art Market, Rochester
12/3-12/21 BBAC Holiday Art Shop, Birmingham
12/18-12/24 Rust Belt Holiday Market, Ferndale | T
12/12 Tiny Expo Indie Art & Craft Fair, Ann Arbor | T
Once I create a block, I can create multiple items with it. This Loon and Chick block is currently offered as a watercolored 18x18 print, blue pillowcover, and zipper clutch.