Meet the Committee

President since 2018 David Sayle

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Vice President from 2018 – Des Clague
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.


Chairperson From 2018 Erica Kermode


Hon. Secretary from 2012 – Diane Moore

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 30 years ago, so 6 years ago I gathered some paper and paints together and never looked back, I regularly attend Tuesday and Thursday evenings and since I have joined the Art Society my art work has improved immensely. Thanks to guidance of Catherine James and other members who attend.

Hon.Treasurer 2018  Robbie Moore


Membership Secretary from 2015
Linda Gilpin

Awaiting photo of L Gilpin

Committee Member from 2015 – John Craige

Committee Member 2018 Margaret Radcliff


Committee member 2018  Linda Quirk

Committee Member 2018 Allison Winkle

committee member 2018 Curphey Taggart