Gail Kelly Printmaker


I work with lino cut, wood cut and lithography, inspired by the countryside where I live along with gorgeous gardens and beautiful landscapes I see on my travels in Ireland and Britain.


I live on an old farm with a large half wild garden in County Down, Northern Ireland. I am lucky to have my studio and workshop just across the yard.

I make hand stitched collages of my linocuts and woodcuts printed on Irish linen. These are inspired by the countryside where I live along with the gorgeous gardens and beautiful landscapes I see on my travels in Britain and Ireland. I print each small piece of linen individually. The finished collages are unique, one off pieces. I repeat my favourite views and themes but no two are ever the same.

My mother taught me sewing and embroidery when I was a child and I still use these skills today. I’ve always loved printmaking and have been making linocuts since I was in primary school!

My ‘Linen Prints’ are my linocut designs of trees, gardens and wildlife printed in black ink on natural unbleached Irish linen. I wholesale these and my greetings cards under the trading name ‘Algan Arts’. They are also available from my online shop.

I design my table linen and tea towels using little linocut motifs inspired by plants in my garden.

I have a BA Hons from the Ulster College of Art and Design and a MFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA. I’ve been a full time self employed printmaker since 1995.

Where to Buy My Work

Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

Garrett Mallon Design House, County Louth

Ulster Museum, Belfast

The Cat and the Moon, Sligo

Adrigole Arts, County Cork

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