Art students from Lakes College at Lillyhall have helped brighten the views of care home residents by donating paintings of landmarks around Whitehaven and Workington.

MHA Amathea care home on Newlands Lane, Workington, received the canvasses from Level 2 art students at the college.

The images, which include views of the Candlestick in Whitehaven, Vulcan Park in Workington, and Workington, are now displayed in the specialist dementia unit in the home.

Shauna Jones, art tutor at Lakes College, said: “The students wanted to work on a project that would enrich the lives of older people in our local community. We thought this would be a great opportunity to bring two different generations together through a creative medium.”

Louise Harvey, deputy manager at MHA Amathea, said: “We are thoroughly enjoying looking at the paintings every day – they are both relaxing and stimulating for our residents, bringing joy and colour into the home. Feedback from relatives and staff has been fantastic too.”

Home manager Tony Lyons added: “We’re so grateful to Shauna, her students and the college for these fantastic pieces which we’re proud to hang on our walls. This is a project which has truly crossed generations and the end results are something for all to enjoy.”