Jamie Barnes – Printmaker

Jamie Barnes makes hand-made aquatint etching prints, depicting buildings and man-made structures in the landscape and on the coast, taking inspiration from the Fellside area of Kendal, his hometown. His work combines line with texture and has a unique limited palette of blues and greys due to his colourblindness. Jamie began to develop his style during a tour of Italy in 2007, as he began keeping a sketchbook of the sights, and has since branched out into printmaking techniques such as drypoint engraving and trace monoprinting. He¬†uses similar etching techniques to make unique etched jewellery, as well as¬†offering ‘House Portraits’ on commission.