Home Images are well known for their support of local artists. We can supply Prints and Original artwork or arrange for commissions by several of the areas finest artists.
Prints from all of our artists are individually signed and sold in various sizes of open and limited editions. In addition to the featured artists below, look out for the news and social media items where we will be showcasing work from artists all over the area.
Our Finest Local Artists
John Duffin is a painter and printmaker whose work is based on the modern environments of cities and towns, creating dynamic, cinematic images of contemporary urban life. His unique images of architecture, lighting and figures have been greatly praised and awarded, recently receiving The Most Outstanding Print Award from Sir Peter Blake, he has a distinctive artistic voice and has much to say in his work about contemporary life in all of it’s manifestations.
Duffin trained as a Draughtsman and Naval Architect in the shipbuilding industry at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria before studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College in London, his contemporaries there were many of the Britart generation, he then studied MA Printmaking at Central St Martins in London and became a member of The Royal Society of painter Printmakers (RE) and has exhibited his prints at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition consistently for the last 20 years. He has won many awards for his paintings and prints and his work is in many public and private collections
Graham Twyford is an artist living in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. He’s always taken pleasure in drawing and painting. From an early age he tried to visualise and illustrate ideas from his favourite books and mythologies, then increasingly became aware of and inspired by the renowned Lakeland landscape so close to home.
After training at Goldsmiths College London, graduating in Fine Art in 1979, Graham returned to Cumbria and has been painting professionally in the Lake District since then. Graham has exhibited at various venues, including the Royal Academy and is a member of the prestigious Lake Artists Society. As his work became increasing well known he was commissioned to design and illustrate a variety of subjects and his images are now widely reproduced on products from collectors ceramics to jig-saws. Graham works in many painting and graphic mediums though most of his landscape work is in oils on canvas. Taking influence from American and British painting traditions such as the Luminists and Hudson River School, he applies similar working methods in a response to the diverse lake country. Recently he has produced a series of popular paintings and reproductions exploring the atmospheric effects of light in various towns and cities in the north of England. These images not only combine expert handling of figures and buildings but reveal familiar locations in unusual and striking effects of light.
Lee Payne has previously been commissioned by the borough council to create the official Barrow calendar on two occasions with many of the images now available exclusively at Home Images. Of his Lake District landscapes, using oils and watercolours, Lee says: “Being a landscape artist allows me the freedom to visit some of the most stunning scenery in Britain, if not the World, and I am fortunate enough to be able to capture these remote and atmospheric places through the media of paint. I am currently working on a series of panoramic oil paintings featuring much loved lakes such as Coniston Water and Wast Water, but when the autumn and winter months arrive I’ll be out on the fells getting lots of photographs to do a series of oils and watercolours of the Lakeland Fells……look out for Scafell, Great Gable, and The Langdale Pikes….”
“I try to keep away from that ‘chocolate box’ image of the Lakes, so my paintings tend to be first thing in the morning or last thing at night when the landscape is at it’s most dramatic”.
David Pooley is inspired by the stunning Cumbrian countryside and works in various and mixed media to produce fine art illustrations of the surrounding landscapes. Turning a hobby into a profession has being a lifelong dream and he’s currently producing a wide range of work based on the Lake District and Furness Peninsula.
Jean Pitchard was inspired to paint and her art teacher at highschool taught her basic art techniques and interesting ways of using colour. Her uncle, the well known Lake District watercolour artist, T. Leslie Hawkes, immediately recognised her eye for detail and she started attending his watercolour classes to improve her technique. Jean went on to complete an Art Foundation course at Carlisle College, which led on to her studying Scientific and Technical Illustration at Blackpool and Fylde College of Art and Design.
Jean balances family life with teaching watercolour classes part-time. As well as being a member of the Barrow Society of Artists and the Ulverston Society of Artists, Jean is also a member of the Association of Animal Artists.
She regularly shows and sells her work at the highly regarded, yearly National Exhibition of Wildlife Art at Gordale Garden Centre, Burton on the South Wirral in Cheshire and at the Lake Artists Society exhibition at Grasmere. Jean’s work has also been exhibited and sold to private collections abroad, as well as in the UK.