Inspirational Island

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.

Teresa Grimaldi heads Undercover art project in Ryde

Teresa Grimaldi's puppet

A new family will be moving to Ryde this summer as part of an arts project organised by Ryde Library.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 10:07am

By IW Council Press Office

Steve Miles takes Both Sides Exhibition to Newport

Steve Miles - Rembrandt Gallery

Another chance to catch some of Steve's work, this time with photos recording 30 years of his urban graffiti.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 4:42pm

By Sally Perry

Ed Boxall’s ‘Under The Ivy Night Rambles’ opens this weekend

Ed Boxall - drfiting far from short

Meet the artist at Quay Arts Centre this Saturday between 2.30 – 3.30pm, or take your kids along to the free children’s storytelling event from 1pm.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 3:42pm

By Ceri Mason

Graffiti artist Steve Miles brings new exhibition to Ventnor

Steve Miles in his studio:

Graffiti artist, graphic and videogame designer Steve Miles (aka Toxic363) exhibits his first collection of work on canvas at Hillside Bistro this month.

Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

River and sky at Dimbola

Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove

Suzanne and Alan checked out the new exhibition by Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 1:34pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Find out more about surrealist artist Man Ray later this week

Man Ray

The VDFAS lectures return to Medina Theatre this week with what looks to be a fascinating talk by Anthony Penrose. Find out how the Americian surrealist Man Ray influenced Antony's family and their work.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Take Badger for a Day Out around the Isle of Wight with new online game

Badgers Day Out brushing teeth - Howard Hardiman

Howard Hardiman's free online game is now live. Why not take Badger for a day out on the Isle of Wight?

Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Western Yar estuary explored through word and image at Dimbola

The River and the Sky by Colin Riches and poet Lydia Fullylove:

The River and the Sky by Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove runs between Saturday 4th October and Sunday 4th January 2015.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 1:08pm

By Rachel Flynn

Guido Oakley’s inspirational work brings tens of thousands of pounds for UK charities

Several pieces of work produced on the Isle of Wight over the year have raised tens of thousands of pounds for several UK charities that work to improve the lives of children and young people. See the HD photos of his work.

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 4:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss your chance to meet artist Martin Creed at Quay Arts showcase

Martin Creed:

The season launches at Quay Arts are always great fun. This season launch sees the return of the brilliant duo, The Adventurists, and brings a chance to meet world-renowned artist Martin Creed.

Thursday, 11th September, 2014 8:40am

By Ceri Mason

Lisa Traxler: DECADE Exhibition at Quay Arts

Lisa Traxler :

British abstract artist, Lisa Traxler, celebrates a decade of painting inspired by her life on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 11:05am

By Ceri Mason

Rising star in the artworld seen in Cowes

Edward Waite

Work by up-and-coming artist Edward Waite is currently on tour of the UK. Suzanne and Alan met him in Cowes recently and learnt more about the artist.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 10:01am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood