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.

Prestigious award for Isle of Wight artist


Isle of Wight-based artists, Charles Inge, has been presented with the Winsor & Newton Oil Prize for his painting inspired by a Ventnor beach hut.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 11:24am

By Sally Perry

Overwhelming response to Hospice Postcard Project

Hospice Postcard Exhibition 2016

There are over 70 postcard-sized pieces of original artwork going on display to celebrate Isle of Wight Day, in an exhibition at the Blue Fox Gallery in Ryde to support Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 2:12pm

By Emma Topping

Exhibition and silent auction to support the Hospice

silent auction

The 'Art Cares' exhibition (20th - 25th September) will showcase original work from a dozen or so artists who will be donating one original piece of work for a silent auction in aid of the Hospice.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 4:18pm

By Suzanne Whitewood

Walk and Talk gallery tours with artists at Quay Arts

CBP Opening

Walk and Talk Gallery Tours by artists start this Saturday (3rd September) with two more before the exhibition ends on 15th October.

Thursday, 1st September, 2016 6:30pm

By Georgia Newman

Isle of Wight artist chosen from 1,000 entries to exhibit at prestigious Mall Galleries

Raft of the Migrants by Charles Inge 640

It's wonderful to hear that another Isle of Wight artist has been selected to exhibit at what has come to be recognised as the most prestigious and varied exhibition of marine art in the UK.

Wednesday, 31st August, 2016 1:09pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Creatives: Learn how to tell the world about yourself at Creatives’ Club

creative club

Join other Isle of Wight creatives at this month's Ventnor Exchange Creatives' Club and find out how to better promote yourself and your events.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 10:20am

By Jack Whitewood

Have you been inside The Defenceless Container yet?

defenceless container bunker

Did you know the Solent was until recent years the largest oyster fishery in Europe? This art installation in a former WWII bunker acts to remind people about the impending devastation of our oceans and how its future can be changed.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 8:01am

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Art school friends reunite 30 years later for exhibition

water lines

Jeff Dyson and Steve Baxter have shown nationally and internationally, but this is the first time they've had the opportunity for a dual show. It takes place on the Isle of Wight next week.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 5:45pm

By Sally Perry

Calling all artists: Be part of ‘postcard pop-up exhibition’ to celebrate Isle of Wight Day

blank postcard

Take part in the postcard popup exhibition to celebrate Isle of Wight Day and your work will be exhibited at an art gallery in Ryde and then go on to be part of a fundraising exhibition for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 6:13pm

By Sally Perry

Blank canvas builds Hospice emblem at People’s Gallery

Greta Friggins and Anne Axford

Over £130 was raised for the Hospice and a multi-collaborative artwork created by members of the public during Open Studios.

Friday, 5th August, 2016 3:28pm

By Emma Topping

Artist and photographer team up for next Hospice art exhibition

hospice exhibition

An artist and and photographer joining forces for an exciting exhibition being held in Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery throughout August.

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 11:36am

By Emma Topping

40 artists for 40th Anniversary of Quay Arts: All welcome to preview event

contemporary art summer exhibition

Forty artists from the Contemporary British Painting Group will be exhibiting at Quay Arts during their 40th anniversary year. Meet some of the artists this Saturday at the preview event.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:50pm

By Georgia Newman