Isle of Wight Art

Perhaps it’s the beautiful landscapes or the refreshing coastline, we’re not sure, but something on the Isle of Wight certainly inspires creativity in those who live here.

We have some wonderful artists living and working on the Island, exhibiting in galleries, from their studios or online. Find out more about them in this section.

Guido Oakley’s crystal horse heads raise £45,000 for children’s charity

Guido Oakley's crystal horses

These incredible pieces of artwork, created by an Isle of Wight artist with some of the most sensitive and powerful crystals on Earth raised £45,000 for a children's charity. Guido explains the background.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 6:26pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Undecided Art Collective: Stunning winning entries in kid’s comp

Congratulations to all the young people who took part in the dream art competition last week and special praise to the winners.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Free Art giveaway during Ventnor Fringe by urban artist Not Dead Yet

Not dead yet - ventnor fringe

Go on an art hunt in Ventnor this week and you might be lucky to end up with one of ten original pieces of art by urban artist, Not Dead Yet.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 9:19am

By Fiona Trowbridge

Art Competition for young Islanders: Sweet dreams are made of this


You have a week to create a piece of dream-related artwork ~ be that a drawing, painting, sculpture or piece of writing ~ so you can enter in this great competition being run by the Undecided Art Collective.

Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 2:51pm

By Rachael Berry

Take a peek inside the Foal Arts Salon

Chris Jenkins - painted colours

Head along to The Depozitory in Ryde tonight for the opening drinks reception for the latest Foal Arts Salon and launch of the Depozitory Open Studios.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 7:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Swans by the river: Open Studios at the Jubilee Stores

Martin Swan @ Jubilee Stores

Catch Martin Swan working on oil paintings that will be shown in the Annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists during Open Studios this coming weekend and next.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 9:27am

By Melanie Swan

Call or text the Dreamline and your dreams could become part of art show

Dreamline image

Powered by OnTheWight, the Dreamline is a dedicated answerphone service where you can share your dreams, however far-out, bizarre or boring, any time of the day or night for an upcoming art show.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 7:21pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss vibrant new exhibition at Quay Arts Centre

Fragments installation - detail

A new exhibition opens in the Rope Store Gallery at Quay Arts this Saturday - it's a joyous celebration of work by the Drawing Ahead community art group.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 8:40am

By Melanie Swan

Ventnor artist wins Quay Arts’ Open Exhibition

Joanna Kori - portrait

On Saturday last week, over a hundred visitors made their way to the Quay Arts’ OPEN 2015 Exhibition preview and prize giving to find out who'd won the prize of their own exhibition space in 2017.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 10:42am

By Georgia Newman

Explore Nick Martin’s latest exhibition with our video preview

Nick Martin -

It's always great to have commentary from the artist when taking a first look at an exhibition. Get the inside on Nick Martin's latest work, exhibiting at the Rope Store Gallery until 23rd May, from this OnTheWight video.

Sunday, 10th May, 2015 3:36pm

By Sally Perry

Jo Hummel-Newell’s latest work takes her on an agri-cultural journey

The farmers clock joanne hummel newell

Forget about the election results, grab your diaries and make an entry for 6th June and get ready to fill your heart with cultural heritage.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 11:28am

By Georgia Newman

Experience a change from the expected: Explore tactile art exhibition (photos and podcast)

Lyndy Moles - Newport close up

Lyndy Moles' art is probably unlike anything you've seen, or touched before. Listen to the podcast and see the photos to understand why you should visit Brading Roman Villa before 15 April.

Sunday, 5th April, 2015 11:52am

By Simon Perry