As the pandemic dragged on, exiled Mancunians started to yearn for paintings of home

The surprising nostalgia of Jen Orpin's motorways and bridges

Good morning members — as the world went into lockdown last year, the Manchester-based artist Jen Orpin realised something unexpected was happening: she was suddenly getting a flood of orders from Mancunian ex-pats around the world. Her buyers told her they wanted a reminder of home on their walls — even though the kinds of scenes she paints are hardly …

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