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Fine Art Prints by Jackie Raftery: Handcrafted Creations by Master Printmaker for Art Enthusiasts Worldwide

If you are looking for a unique and captivating piece of fine art, look no further than the intricate and breathtaking prints created by an Irish fine art printmaker Jackie Raftery. With a deep understanding and skill in the art of printmaking, this artist brings to life stunning and evocative images that showcase their mastery of the medium. From bold and vibrant colours to intricate and delicate details, each piece is a work of art that captures the beauty and essence of Ireland’s rich cultural heritage and natural surroundings. By choosing to add one of these prints to your collection, you can own a truly unforgettable piece that will be cherished for years to come. 

Abstract

Prints based on abstractions

Floral & Fauna

Prints based on organic shapes and forms

Animal

Animal inspired prints

Landscape

Prints based on the Irish landscape and travel

Buildings / Monuments

Prints based architectural forms and buildings

Miscellaneous

Eclectic and diverse subjects including boats and marine

About Jackie Raftery

My broad interest in topics of travel, building and nature, which are reflected in my print work comes from my childhood family holidays and day trips, exploring and visiting the length and breadth of Ireland and abroad. The inspiration of my prints come from: historic gardens, sites, monuments, cities and towns, and interesting trees, plants, animals, structures, bridges and buildings were all pointed out and explained. One of my mother’s sayings was “the day you stop learning is the day you die”.

I have worked in the graphic design and origination industry for over 30 years. Since 1997, I have also been a lecturer in South East Technological University (SETU) in fine art printing and graphic design. I have been a member of the Cork Printers since 2009. The print methods where I express my ideas are woodblock, lino, dry-point, screen-print, photo etching, mono-printing and litho printing.

Work in Collections

Nine woodblock prints and one woodblock from my 2009 MA research based on the ‘Stultifera Navis’ (The Ship of Fools) by Sebastian Brant, 1497 were added to the Chester Beatty Library collection in September 2020.

Interests and Inspiration

My broad interest in topics of travel, building and nature, which are reflected in my print work comes from my childhood family holidays and day trips, exploring and visiting the length and breadth of Ireland and abroad. The inspiration of my prints come from: historic gardens, sites, monuments, cities and towns, and interesting trees, plants, animals, structures, bridges and buildings were all pointed out and explained. One of my mother’s sayings was “the day you stop learning is the day you die”.

Jackie Raftery Fine Art Printmaker