I’m having a May Spring Sale in my online shops; to get 15% off price in my Etsy and Folksy shops please use coupon code MAYSPRINGSALE. The discount is already applied in my Artfinder shop. Enjoy!

(© Catherine Cronin)


Autumn Change – 20% OFF prices in my online shops

Autumn is a time for change, an easy way to refresh your home decor is with new art on the walls. I’m shaking things up by offering 20% OFF prices on all items in all my online shops till the 22 October. Enjoy!

Please visit my online shops at the below links to see current items for sale.

Etsy Shop: Cat Amongst the Pigeons Use COUPONCODE AUTUMN20 at check-out to get 20% OFF prices.

Folksy Shop: Cat Among the Pigeons Use COUPONCODE AUTUMN20 at check-out to get 20% OFF prices.

Artfinder Shop: Catherine Cronin 20% OFF prices automatically applied on sales price from 25 Sept.

Here’s a little gallery of some of the items available.

Giclée Prints – Alhambra Arches & Sing Red

Giclée from the French verb ‘gicler’  meaning ‘to squirt or to spurt’. A giclée print refers to a professionally printed inkjet print using archive quality light-fast colours (6 or more).

Giclée prints are a fantastic way for artists to reproduce original artwork such as paintings, illustrations and drawings professionally and to museum quality.

I now have giclée prints available to buy online too, of the two below illustrations. ‘Alhambra Arches’ is a drawing of interior courtyard arches at the Alhambra Palace at sunset, executed in pen, oil pastel, and drawing ink. The arches glowed golden as the sun went down, the sky turning pink.

‘Sing Red’ is a collage of leaves using various decorative papers, pen, drawing ink, watercolour pencil and graphite pencil. I am constantly surprised by the variety of form, shape, colour of leaf; in repetition to form beautiful structures of canopy and foliage.

Both these prints are available to buy via my Folksy and Etsy shops.

(All images and works under copyright © Catherine Cronin)

I see Alhambra – 4 editioned prints

I am still finalising the design for my ‘I see Alhambra’ book; meanwhile I decided to edition 4 of the prints from the book. The book comprises of single colour linocuts, which compliment each other through form and colour. Yet I could envision 4 of these prints with added colour, making a mini print statement on their own. These prints are inspired by the decorative moulded plaster casts that adorn the Alhambra; in situ these casts are white, some retain traces of the original bright colours that once sang out from the walls. My prints are concentrating on specific details taken from walls of casts; taking forms that I find compelling, I have redrawn and colourised these images, trying to capture an echo of how these decorative casts might once have looked, making prints that delight the eye and mind.

Here are some photographs of the first proofs, prints drying, and a close up on the first editioned prints.

(All images and works under copyright © Catherine Cronin)

Chain Stitch Sketchbooks – New

Hi all, just listed these cheerful sketchbooks on Folksy; perfect for doodles, scribbles, happy accidents and those eureka moments. I have sewn the books using a chain stitch that ensures that the sketchbook opens completely flat. The sketchbooks are perfect to pop in a handbag or large pocket.

(All images and works under copyright © Catherine Cronin)