A NORTHWICH artist has teamed up with a town centre business to create a series of postcards showing off some of the area's best assets.

Jim Stanley has linked up with Northwich Art Shop to produce a series of six postcards shining a light on Northwich's historical buildings.

Buildings featured include St Helen's Church, The Plaza, The Salty Dog, Northwich Library, Great Budworth village and The Penny Black.

Currently, Jim has work on display in The Penny Black, as well as private collections in the USA, Ireland, Australia and Italy with subjects covered ranging from sketches and portraits to landscapes.

Jim said: “I’m really passionate about Northwich and capturing the beauty of our town.

"Hopefully these sketches will really capture people’s imaginations and highlight the architectural beauty that can be found throughout the town.”

Northwich Art Shop owner Phil Bower added: "Northwich has a unique townscape that reflects its post-industrial history.

"Many of the traditional black and white buildings date from the early 20th century, rather than hailing from a more medieval dynasty,” commented Phil.

“The timber frames are built on rafts that allow buildings to be lifted to counter the effects of subsidence resulting from the myriad of mine workings that ran under the town centre.

"The old mine workings have now been stabilised – but you can still see the after effects and a rather peculiar ‘level’ in some of our buildings.”

The postcards can be found on sale at Northwich Art Shop in Witton Street and at Abda Café in Crown Street.

You can see more of Jim’s work on his Facebook page