I am a Cumbrian based printmaker. When I first started etching I used the architectural inspiration I found on my doorstep in my home town of Kendal, Cumbria. In Kendal, the buildings are stacked up on a hill (like a hill town in Italy) which gives lots of brilliant views across rooftops. My interest in buildings originally stems from my parents. While I was growing up my Dad was an architectural draughtsman and building inspector and my Mum worked for an estate agent and so my childhood was filled with talk of plans and buildings. Now my work is a bit looser – it’s all about structures not just townscapes but coastal structures, lighthouses and transmission masts. The moon has also crept into my work recently.
I now work from Green Door Studios in Kendal. I really enjoy making new work, selling at art fairs around the country and getting to meet and talk to my customers. It makes for an interesting life.
Jamie's prints, cards and jewellery can be purchased from this website or from Jamie in person at one of the print fairs he attends around the country - upcoming fairs are listed on the events page. Jamie also works to commission, creating original line drawings of houses and buildings. Please contact Jamie if you would like more information about his work or would like to discuss commissioning a piece.
Contact Jamie Barnes - 07747 633136