Its Derek Littlewood who’s the artist behind Seaside Emporium – he’s the one who draws and paints, photographs, designs and creates.

Now back in Lancashire his life has gone full circle. He was born on Walney Island just off Barrow-in-Furness, and lived his childhood years in Preston. His dad worked at English Electric and wanted him to be an engineer – but Derek had other ideas and risked the wrath of his father to go instead to Lancaster Art School.

Training at art school in those days included everything. Life drawing, screen printing, technical drawing, how buildings work, ceramics, fabric design and more. He famously spent a week sat on the beach at Morecambe drawing waves! After art school he moved to South Yorkshire to his first job, and now many years later he’s back in Cleveleys and painting again.

If you’ve got an idea for a painting that you’d like to see as a print, please get in touch.