Priory Bay


This painting is a mixed media painting on paper where I wanted to capture the silver of the shimmering water on Priory beach, Isle of Wight, under a starry night sky. It is a strong, powerful painting with neutral colours and lots of texture. The painting looks different in different lights. You would be welcome to visit me at my studio to see the painting close up prior to purchasing. It is available framed and unframed.

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Inspired to paint Priory Beach, Isle of Wight

I had a most enjoyable holiday in August 2019 staying close to Priory Beach on the north east coast of Isle of Wight. It is one of the quieter beaches on the island and joins on Seaview. I found the beach so inspiring as the colours changed very much depending on the time of day. Sometimes the sea was a pale blue and sometimes it appeared white. The light reflecting on the water in the sunlight often made the beach looked silver . I could not wait to paint it, thus ordered my paints online so I was able to paint as soon as I returned.

Mixed Media Technique

This seascape painting was produced by mixing medias such as oil pastels, wax  and acrylic paints. It works well especially when trying to imitate water. I enjoy creating different surface pattern textures. It is one of my idiosyncrasies. I learnt to do this on my degree course in printed Textile Design at Leeds University. If you are local and interested in learning about this technique I run a mixed media art workshop in September from my studio in Oaks Park called Art in the Park.


Available as a Giclee Print

My Priory Beach, Isle of Wight abstract seascape painting can also be ordered as an limited edition giclee print in a variety of sizes to suit all budgets. It is printed locally by STR Design and Print and so please allow a few days from order.  The print is created using Epson archival pigmented inks printed onto heavyweight matt 230gsm paper. The print can also be accompanied by a genuine signed certificate of authenticity by artist Jo Sharpe. Jo would also be very happy to discuss framing options with you.