Kate Richardson Isle of Wight day arts
Kate Richardson

A huge amount of inspiration comes from sailing with my husband and our two children on our classic yacht which takes us on adventures around the solent and beyond.

I grew up in an outdoor lifestyle as part of a sailing family living on the River Hamble, near the Solent. A huge amount of inspiration comes from sailing with my husband and our two children on our classic yacht  which takes us on adventures around the solent and beyond. I enjoyed art at school…

Anne Toms Isle of Wight day arts
Anne Toms

Born in Newbiggen-by-the-Sea, Northumberland in 1944, the daughter of a coastguard, I spent my childhood living on various Islands and cliff tops around the coast of Britain

Born in Newbiggen-by-the-Sea, Northumberland in 1944, the daughter of a coastguard, I spent my childhood living on various Islands and cliff tops around the coast of Britain: Walney Island in the Irish Sea, Wyke Regis & Portland Isle in Dorset, Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and Totland, Isle of Wight.  Growing up always…

Gerry Price Isle of Wight day arts
Gerry Price

Gerry Price has a Master’s degree in Fine Art (sculpture) but is now more likely to be using her creativity to design gardens than carve stone.

Gerry Price has a Master’s degree in Fine Art (sculpture) but is now more likely to be using her creativity to design gardens than carve stone. She believes that her background in sculpture informs the way she designs gardens and the way she uses plants. “I like to plant in such a way that the…

Karen Rivlin Isle of Wight day arts
Karen Rivlin

I have always been interested in the creative world and art fitting it in alongside my job and family life. Having retired from speech and language therapy I decided to take art more seriously

I have always been interested in the creative world and art fitting it in alongside my job and family life. Having retired from speech and language therapy I decided to take art more seriously and completed an art and design diploma two years ago. Since then I have experimented with life painting and drawing, etching…

Abi Wheeler Isle of Wight day arts
Abi Wheeler

Abi Wheeler creates functional and fine art pieces that explore the forms and textures of man-made artefacts and the built environment.

Abi Wheeler creates functional and fine art pieces that explore the forms and textures of man-made artefacts and the built environment. Her contemporary textiles fuse traditional processes with unconventional materials. Her current collection of hand knitted panels and sack-like forms takes inspiration from the iconography of ports and harbours. Using knotted fishing nets as a…

Sue Stitt Isle of Wight day arts
Sue Stitt

The advances in the digital world have transformed the way I approach illustration and I've been impressed with the freedom it has given me.

The advances in the digital world have transformed the way I approach illustration and I’ve been impressed with the freedom it has given me. I started as a freelance illustrator after studying at Southampton College of Art for four years. I was fortunate to work in the colourful children’s book world mainly for Usborne Publishing.…

Nick Martin Isle of Wight day arts
Nick Martin

Nick works mainly in oils on panel and has concentrated his work on portraiture, figurative drawing and painting.

Nick works mainly in oils on panel and has concentrated his work on portraiture, figurative drawing and painting. He works to commission and recently exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual show. He was Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and has exhibited  throughout the South…

Caroline Underwood isle of wight art
Caroline Underwood

Caroline Underwood is inspired by the meditative and restorative potential of time spent being

Caroline Underwood is inspired by the meditative and restorative potential of time spent being in nature.  She explores ways to represent landscape in terms of the elements, light and darkness, space and time.  Working across drawing, painting, printmaking and digital media, her studio practice contrasts and combines traditional and experimental processes. The work is informed…

Sonia McMullen
Sonia McMullen

Sonia is an artist living and working on the sunny Isle of Wight. Largely self –taught, Sonia does however take time out from looking after her toddler with short courses at the Quay Arts Centre.

Sonia is an artist living and working on the sunny Isle of Wight. Largely self –taught, Sonia does however take time out from looking after her toddler with short courses at the Quay Arts Centre. I love to use colour and different styles to express my feelings of the spaces and views I have seen…

Joanna Kori

Joanna Kori creates installations that blend physical and digital experiences. Her suspensions and constructed forms are empathetic studies of contemporary working

Joanna Kori creates installations that blend physical and digital experiences. Her suspensions and constructed forms are empathetic studies of contemporary working and domestic scenes and objects that open a lived space between self and the world. They form part of a process of remembrance and recollection, an extracting of the significant from the transitory and…