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Upcoming exhibition to showcase Isle of Wight artists

Tue 20 Nov 2012

Upcoming exhibition to showcase Isle of Wight artists

Holidaymakers planning short breaks to the Isle of Wight could be influenced by the news that Newport's Rembrandt Gallery is about to launch a new exhibition showcasing three of the area's most popular artists.

Opening tomorrow (November 21st), the new collection will involve works from Martin Swan - whose work was recently shown in London's Mall Gallery as part of the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists - Magie Gray and David Rosewarne.

With decades of experience in the art and design world, all three artists will hope to attract new visitors to the island and sell some of their work to the public.

The showing will be held between November 21st and 30th, taking place in the gallery's Big Wight Space area.

It will feature a collection of Swan's paintings, which are mainly concerned with marine subjects and landscapes, alongside paintings and drawings of Rosewanre's garden.

Gray's pieces include spectacular layered fans and texturally exquisite collages, creating using a wide range of textiles.

This reflects her background, which involved studying for a degree at St Martin's College of Art and Design in London before selling her entire collection of dresses created for her final project to Bianca Jagger.

She also designed and hand painted decorative fans used by luminaries such as Karl Lagerfeld and Elizabeth Arden for the launch and promotion of their new perfumes.

She and Mr Rosewarne live together in Ryde, where he put his gardening skills to good use by creating an impressive design for the land surrounding the property.

They open it to the public every year under The National Garden Scheme, raising money for charities including Friends of Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

Admission to the gallery is free, with the public welcome to come and look around between 09:00 and 17:00 local time.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801491562-ADNFCR

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