The Art Scene


Discover local art in your community

Browse through our directory to discover local artists, musicians, venues, galleries and events.

Marion Royle

Marion has a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art. Her background is in Arts education. Marion’s move to the south coast gave her the impetus for a new style of painting and a new raft of work.

Trina Hart

As a painter of over 20 years, I have experimented with technique, colour, medium and form, which got me to where I am now through a journey of collaboration, courses and generally studying the artists whose work makes me feel connected.

Andy Baerselman

Andy lives and works in Lymington. After leaving Brockenhurst College Sixth Form, Andy studied at Rytecotewood College of Agricultural Engineering in Thame, Oxfordshire.

Arkadiuz Nowicki
New Forest

Born in Poland, Arkadiuz now lives and works in the New Forest. He creates his vessels from white stoneware clay, a strong and resilient medium. His desire is to create unique pieces that will stand the test of time, and which he can ’leave behind in the world’ for future generations.

Biddy Hodgkinson

Brought up on a farm, Biddy experienced the constant cycle of birth, life and death. A fascination with this still holds, and Biddy’s inspiration is drawn from close observation of life cycles in nature.

Caroline Hall

Caroline was a reporter and presenter for the BBC before studying painting at Winchester School of Art. She graduated in 2007 with an MA in Fine Art.

Chris Whittaker

Chris was Creative Director of a leading advertising agency in London. Never having done a proper day’s work in his life (Chris’s words, not ours!), he moved to Lymington and took up painting full time.

Claire Gill

Claire specialises in limited edition prints and greetings cards. She has an MA in Textile Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and designed knitwear for Alberta Ferreti and Valentino.

Claire Wiltsher

Claire works from a wonderful garden studio, and is one of our most popular contemporary landscape artists.

Danni Bradford

Danni specialises in the ancient art of verre-eglomise – the gilding of glass.

Diane Nevitt

Diane studied Fashion and Textile Design at Plymouth College of Art and then went on to study Textiles at Taunton College of Arts and Technology.

Gail Gulland

Gail has a first class honours degree in Three Dimensional Design from Bath Spa University.

Ingrid Sterling

Ingrid Sterling is from South Africa and studied sculpture when she came to London in the 1990s.

Jackie Giron
New Forest

Jackie just loves making pots – a passion that began at Southampton College of Art when she was seventeen.

Jennie Slater

Jennie’s atmospheric seascapes capture the real essence of the sea and the elements.

Jo Vane
Milford on Sea

Jo has a background in Art History but, in 2007, discovered a love of making jewellery.

John Payne

I'm a glass artist working in South Somerset. I'm interested in garden sculptures, birds animals and abstract plant designs.

Julie Collins
Milford on Sea

Julie moved to Milford on Sea in 2014, and is inspired by the wonderful Hampshire coast line, translating it into ‘abstractions of reality'.

Kate Cochrane

Since first being able to hold a crayon I am at my happiest drawing and painting in my garden studio.

Les Lees

Les has worked with a wide range of mediums and techniques. making sculptures and craft items, with the emphasis on using reclaimed timber and giving it a new lease of life.

Martyn Brewster

Martyn is one of the UK’s leading abstract painters and printmakers.

Michael Bruzon

Michael is based in Winchester and Head of Art School at Winchester College.

Michael Turner
Milford on Sea

Michael has come along way since graduation in Design in 1997.

Neil Canning
St Ives

Neil Canning is a contemporary painter and printmaker. Since 1997, he has been based in Cornwall.

Nicola Henshaw
New Forest

Nicola is a sculptor making functional and decorative art for interiors and the outdoors.

Paul Bennett

Paul specialises in contemporary semi-abstract seascapes and landscapes, and distinctive portraiture.

Peter Arcott

Peter Arscott is a painter and ceramicist. He was born in Lima, Peru, and came to school in England when he was thirteen.

Sally Winter

Sally comes from a family of artists and works from a studio in her garden.

Sheila Goodman

Sheila is based in Ringwood and originally trained as a graphic designer.

Stephen Powell
New Forest

Stephen Powell has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and Printmaking from Hornsey School of Art in London.

Stewart Mechem

Stewart’s stunning metre square canvases take their cue from the colours of the sea and coastline; local fishing boats and beach huts.

Victor Stuart Graham

Victor lives by the sea and loves boats. He originally trained as a graphic designer, followed by a MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

Gill Bustamante
Forest Row

Gill is a professional artist based in Forest Row, East Sussex.

Gohar Goddard

Gohar was born in Persia (now Iran) and spent her childhood years in France and Pakistan, soaking up the diverse visual language of those cultures.

Peter Goodhall

Peter Goodhall is a recognised professional artist and since his first solo show in 1980 he has been widely exhibited.

Sally Hamilton
Milford on Sea

Sally has been painting in watercolours since she was a small child.

Sonja Norris
Butts Ash

Sonja studied woven textiles and taught for several years before moving into education management.

Susan Diamond
St Leonards-on-Sea

Susan’s paintings turns heads and creates quite a stir on the art scene.

Abi Harris
New Milton
Andrew Halliday
ArchCat Artwork
Catherine Kennedy