Turning paintings into prints

Jane Francis – “I’ve recently taken the exciting step of having some of my artwork professionally copied and made into prints and greeting cards, hopefully making my work more accessible to a larger audience.”

Has anybody else had experience with turning their artwork into prints and/or cards? Did you manage to reach out to a wider audience; what were your experiences with quality of prints, and how did having this done effect your practice as an artist?

You’ll find Jane’s prints and cards at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing, and My Cherry Pie at 301 High Street Kirkcaldy.

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Support local makers – Gallery/Shop @ Maker

Do you want to support local artists and crafters instead of buying mass produced items? From unique and thoughtful gifts, including gorgeous gifts for children, to collectable pieces which everyone will admire, the gallery/shop at Maker, 2a High Street offers a stunning selection of visual art, design and craftwork, all supplied by makers based in Fife. Maker’s opening hours are Tuesday 10am-5.30pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm. To contact us call 01383 271839 or email info@inverkeithingarts.org

‘To Anybody At All’

This powerful poem by Scottish poet Margaret Tait is the next in our series asking ‘what is love?’:

I didn’t want you cosy and neat and limited.

I didn’t want you to be understandable,

Understood.

I wanted you to be mad and limitless,

Neither bound to me nor bound to anyone else’s or

your own preconceived idea of yourself.

Margaret Tait (b. 1918)

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image: Ceramic Bird Pendant by Sarah Coonan

You’ll find Sarah’s beautiful jewellery and home accessories at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. Opening hours 10am-5.30pm Tuesday – Saturday.

Reasons, by Tom McGrath

Here is the second in our series of Scottish Love Poems, for your delight, in the run up to St Valentine’s Day on 14th February:

Sweet one I love you

for your lovely shape,

for the art you make

in paint and bed and rhyme,

but most because we see

into each other’s hearts,

there to read secrets

and to trust,

and cancel time.

                             Tom McGrath (b.1940)

image: ceramic pot by Tom Gaze.

You can buy Tom Gaze’s beautiful ceramics at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, opening hours 10am-5.30pm, Tuesday – Saturday.