Christmas Art Fair 2013

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IOM Art Society Christmas Art Fair

Strand Shopping Centre (upstairs next to Milletts)

Christmas Art Fair Nov 2013

The Art Fair was held in the Strand Shopping Centre 9 and 10 November. It was a great success with 20 artists selling their various art works, ranging for paintings, ceramics, prints, cards etc. Together they sold more than £1200 worth of pieces.

Sat 9 and Sun 10 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm

More than a dozen of the Society’s leading artists will be selling their works at this exciting new venture. There will be original paintings, textiles, prints, crafts, cards, jewellery and other items. This is a unique opportunity to choose from such a wide range of local art work, and meet and chat to the artists at the same time.

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Des Brookes is a passionate amateur artist who likes to accept challenges and his work includes various mediums. He does not adhere to any one particular subject, and likes to paint anything and everything, ranging from landscapes to portraits and work that can be thought provoking. Although his work can include regular subject matter, he believes extending beyond the norm can be more exciting and satisfying.


Katy Barfoot enjoys experimenting with shape and colour, decorated with beads, buttons and ribbon to create unique pieces.

Maureen Kennaugh paints with “needle, stitch and thread” using largely free machine stitch to densely build up detail and texture, often making hand made felt for the backgrounds.  Originally producing designs as a designer/maker for magazines such as ‘Classic Stitches’ she was also a prize winner in the Royal School of Needlework’s exhibition at Alexander Palace, London 1995 and the Madeira competition in the 1996 Craft, Embroidery and Fashion Show at Harrogate.  Since completing the City and Guilds Diploma in Stitched Textiles, she has been exhibiting and selling work in the various annual exhibitions and art society exhibitions on the Island.  She had her first solo exhibition at the Hodgson Loom gallery earlier this year.  Inspiration comes from travel, island life and nature.

Pat  Kelly is a mixed media textile artist but specialises in working with plant dyed fibres. She  gathers  the dye plants that she uses from her large Forest Garden. She uses a large variety of fibres which she sources from local farmers. She also likes to experiment with different techniques to produce work with many layers and a lot of texture.


Our chairman Peter Hepworth will also be exhibiting. He works in acrylics and runs acrylics workshops at the society, and also works with children in schools.  He takes inspiration from a wide range of subjects and interprets them from a distinctive perspective.

Many more the Society’s artists will also be there. So come along and chat to them. If you would like information about the society, go to the website or contact the secretary, Diane Moore Tel: 402830 email: