Hello, I am Jayne, aka Mrs M, a proud Yorkshire girl who has been living, with my family, on the Isle of Wight for almost a decade.
The Isle of Wight is one of only seven UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the UK. With its coast, countryside and villages I'm reminded of my native county and am inspired to be creative.
What started as making my own family Christmas cards long ago has, in the last 4 years progressed to the wonderful world of painting and daring to call myself an artist, self-taught and learning every day. Whilst being influenced by Scandinavian and European with a dash of Southern Hemisphere art, I would call my style colourfully naïve and have been told “joyful and happy”.
I like to use acrylics, both paints and pens, and I love using colour. Most of it comes from my imagination,
I start with a blank canvas and make it up as I go along.
After painting on a piece of driftwood I was intrigued to find what else I could paint on.
Roofing tiles, bits of wood, slate, broken bathroom tiles, wooden bats, floor tiles, tins, wooden trays, boxes and bowls
“Things that everyday folks leave behind or discard”, Nothing is safe.
I have turned friends into happy scavengers, who often send me photos with the phrase “what about this?”
I am not always allowed into their sheds or garages as I normally depart with something.
Sustainability, recycling, upgrading and giving a second lease of life to broken and unwanted bits and pieces
is what I find inspiring and enjoy the most.
I have recently begun collaborating with Hovertravel on the Island creating a range of products and souvenirs for their Hovergreen range, turning their used and redundant rubber hoverskirt into gifts, games, and art. Visit the Hovergreen webpage to see what is available and where to buy it. No other souvenirs have travelled so far and so fast before becoming art.