cambridge contemporary art

John Duffin

John Duffin is one of the leading printmakers in Britain. His prints and paintings of urban environments capture the dynamism and energy of modern city life, chronicling the narratives of contemporary living. He has won many prizes for his printmaking and painting and his work is in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad.

He works mainly in the medium of etching and spends long hours drawing on the copper plates to create light and shade, working from small pencil drawings he has made whilst out walking in the city streets. He works with line and cross hatching only and prints with the blackest ink on the whitest paper he can find. He likes the directness of drawing on a plate; it distills his visions of the urban world and allows him to create very direct images with great subtlety and mood. Etching for him is a long and methodical process, purifying his imaginative impressions of the world onto plate and paper.

He draws on the spot in sketchbooks and on small pieces of paper and takes these back to the studio where he develops them into powerful images that are a fusion of what he has observed and felt combined with his imagination, creating paintings and prints that are his powerful personal vision of modern city life.

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

Click here to see John Duffin's paintings

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £195 - £595.


Thames Bridges

etching

60 x 45cm

£795 (framed)

£595 (unframed)

Another Arrival (King's Cross St Pancras)

etching

61 x 46 cm

£795 (framed)

££595 (unframed)

Bar Italia

etching

38 x 25 cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

Film Noir - Screen on the Green

38 x 25 cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

 Midnight Train - Paddington Station   etching   38 x 25 cm  £195 (unframed)  £295 (framed)

Midnight Train - Paddington Station

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

£295 (framed)

Thames Clouds

hand coloured etching

76 x 56 cm

£995 (framed)

£895 (unframed)

We Weren't Going Anywhere Etching

hand coloured etching

21 x 15 cm

£195 (unframed)

£295 (framed)

Thames Bridges - Looking West

etching

38 x 25cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

Arrival Alone - King's Cross St Pancras Station

etching

38 x 25 cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

Thames Bridges East

etching

61 x 46cm

£795 (framed)

£595 (unframed)

 Coastal Trains - Victoria Station   etching   38 x 25 cm  £195 (unframed)  £295 (framed)

Coastal Trains - Victoria Station

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

£295 (framed)

London Gotham

etching

38 x 25 cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

Thames Clouds

hand coloured etching

76 x 56 cm

£995 (framed)

£895 (unframed)

Searching Drifting Hoping

etching

60 x 25cm

£495 (framed)

£395 (unframed)

Last Tube

Lithograph

38 x 25 cm

£595 (framed)

£495 (unframed)

Arrival (King's Cross St Pancras)

etching

38 x 25cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

Thames Bridges - Looking East

etching

38 x 25 cm

£295 (framed)

£195 (unframed)

 Evening Train - Marylebone Station   etching   38 x 25 cm  £195 (unframed)  £295 (framed)

Evening Train - Marylebone Station

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

£295 (framed)

Hoover Building

etching

40 x 60 cm

£795 (framed)

£595 (unframed)

Thames - London

hand coloured etching

38 x 25 cm

£245 (unframed)

£345 (framed)

Ship of Fools

etching

56 x 38 cm

£495 (framed)

£395 (unframed)


Late Night London

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

Battersea

etching

38 x 25cm

£195 (unframed)

Lost in the City (Royal Festival Hall & The London Eye)

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

River Thames - Two Dreamers (Battersea Power Station)

etching

21 x 30cm

£195 (unframed)

High Life

etching

30 x 23cm

£195 (unframed)

Another High

etching

38 x 25cm

£195 (unframed)

Regent Street Rain

etching

38 x 25cm

£195 (unframed)

City Rain (The Strand, London WC2)

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

River Thames - Moonlight Walk (St Paul's Cathedral)

etching

21 x 30 cm

£195 (unframed)

Tunnel of Love

etching

22 x 29 cm

£195 (unframed)

Night Train (St Pancras Station, Kings Cross, London)

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

Night Time (Covent Garden Tube Station, London)

etching

38 x 25 cm

£195 (unframed)

Soho Rain

etching

38 x 25cm

£195 (unframed)

London from Primrose Hill

etching

40 x 61 cm

£495 (unframed)

Rain Streets (Embankment Tube Station)

etching

30 x 23cm

£275 (framed)