The Art of Love – Inspiring Prints for Valentine’s Day

They say a picture speaks a thousands words, so why not let that picture speak a thousand words of love? With this post we bring together some of the most heart warming prints at Of Cabbages and Kings.

Love Is Finding Home In Another by Anastasia Beltyukova – £50.00

Two lovers embrace with a kiss – ‘Home’ is with someone you love. This couldn’t be better represented than in Anastasia Beltyukova’s risograph print Love Is Finding Home In Another. The print is from a series titled ‘I Am Home’ and was created for an exhibition exploring the theme of home and identity and the parallels between them.

Artist: Anastasia Beltyukova
Medium: Risograph print
Size: 340mm x 460mm
Edition: Signed limited edition of 25

A Year And A Day by Freya Cumming – £280.00

“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are!”

Sail away with your loved one. This hand printed, limited edition silkscreen print by Freya Cumming, A Year And A Day, takes its inspiration from the famous Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat. This nonsense poem starring an unlikely coupling and their romantic adventure, it is often recited at weddings. Freya has hand finished this print with gold and silver leaf to add an extra layer of magic.

To read more about artist Freya Cumming see our Q&A on the OC&K Blog.

Artist: Freya Cumming
Medium: Screen print with gold and silver leaf
Size: 460mm x 460mm
Edition: Signed limited edition of 34

Poles Apart But Very Much In Love by Sarah Beaton – £60.00

Distance is no barrier to love. You may be far away, but your kindred spirit is always close. Poles Apart But Very Much In Love is a limited edition giclée print taken from one of Sarah Beaton’s original watercolours. Inspired by her childhood in Scotland: scaling mountains, exploring forests and living by the sea, Sarah’s abstract brush strokes create a landscape, evoking a sense of place in which she adds a solitary figures to create a narrative. 

Artist: Sarah Beaton
Medium: Giclée print
Size: 406mm x 305mm (12″ x 16″) including mount
Edition: Signed limited edition of 50

Guardians Of The Heart by Johnathan Reiner – £75.00

Two figures guard the heart and keep the flames of passion burning. Guardians Of The Heart is a bold two colour screen print by Johnathan Reiner. A strong and poetic design in red and blue. As long as the guardians remain the life force burns inside them.

Artist: Johnathan Reiner
Medium: 2 colour hand pulled screen print
Size: 297mm x 420mm (A3)
Edition: Signed limited edition of 100

Singing In The Rain by Factory Press – £85.00

Liz Loveless of Factory Press creates beautifully illustrative and expressive prints in a variety of mediums. Two tap dancing shoes are surrounded by a whole host of collaged elements. Umbrellas, raindrops, lamp posts and even musical notes fly around them, bringing to mind the famous Gene Kelley film Singing In The Rain.

To read about our tour of Factory Press visit the OC&K Blog.

Artist: Liz Loveless / Factory Press
Medium: Screen print and collage
Size: 500mm x 700mm

Pink Matter by Marcelina Amelia – £250.00

Two bodies lie as if they are sunbathing with arms around each other and a snake draped over their shoulders. This striking screen print by Marcelina combines her distinctive drawing style with the intensity of bright neon colours. Their backs to us the figures display peachy bums. Knickers or tan lines? Their pink skin hotly glows.

For an insight into Marcelina Amelia’s process see our interview with her on the OC&K Blog.

Artist: Marcelina Amelia
Medium: Screen print with copper foil
Size: 500mm x 700mm
Edition: Signed limited edition of 35

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