Meet the Committee

Des Clague President from 2013

Des Clague President from 2013

I was born on the Isle of Man in 1946, following my early education I attended Kensington Road Art School in Douglas to learn a career in Commercial Art with the guidance of Norman Sayle and Eric Houlgrave.

I started my career with MDD a design studio in Northfield, Birmingham in 1965.

Later with much experience behind myself I created a design studio with Telford Press, Kidderminster who printed many of the carpet manufacturing brochures. In 1975 I joined Stowe and Bowden a Manchester advertising agency who owned an Isle of Man agency Gore Advertising where I was asked to set up a creative department.

Returning to the Island I found inspiration from its beautiful land and seascapes so much so that I put pencil to paper and so a new Manx artist was born.

David Byrne

David Byrne Vice President.

Dave Sayle

Dave sayle chairmen 2013


Diane Moore Hon.secretary from 2012.

Hello ! I have been a member of the Art Soc.since 2007,I was first inspired by my husband Robbie and my mother in-law Lilli  Moore who are also  members.

I have not done anything artistic since I was at high school some 30years ago, So 6 years ago I gathered some paper and paints together and never looked back, I regularly attend  Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Art Soc and since I have joined the Art Soc,my art work has improved immensely.Thanks to guidance of  Catherine James and other members who attend.


Margaret Radcliffe Hon.Treasurer




Linda Gilpin Membership Sec 2015


Peter Hepworth

Peter Hepworth Education Officer and committee member


Robbie Moore Maintenance Officer, lettings and  Commitee Member from 2012





Tony Hewson Committee member from 2012

The fact that I am now retired after some 20  years teaching at QEII school  means I have more spare time on my hands and being on the Arts Society committee gives me a chance to be part of a special organisation which brings a great deal of pleasure to a lot of people.

With regard to my art I enjoy the flexibility of painting with acrylics, not necessarily just for the strength of colour and the ease of use, but also for the fact that I can paint out my mistakes!!!!!


John Craig   Committee Member from 2015


Erica Kermode  Committee Member from 2015