Illustrated Isle of Wight The art of Maria Ward – Book



An artists guide to the Isle of Wight’s landscape, architecture and people. Twenty eight full colour illustrations with observations. The book is 21cm square with 32 pages and soft back cover.

Contents- The Pepperpot at Niton, Beach Huts at Gurnard, New Bridge at Newtown, Sleeping Dog at the Old Gaffers Festival, Yachts Racing Round the Needles, Dusk at Totland Bay, Colwell Bay, Speeding Cyclists at Compton, Sketching at Freshwater Bay, Chale Ice Cream, Grange Chine, Steephill Cove , Castlehaven, St Catherine’s Lighthouse, Ventnor, The Pond at Bonchurch, Sunny Afternoon at Shanklin, Golden Afternoon at Lake, Summer Fun at Yaverland, September Sun at Godshill,  Cycling Through Shanklin Old Village, Splashing Through the Shallows at St Helens Duver,  Carisbrooke Castle,Summer Fun at Bembridge, Bembridge Windmill, Horestone Point, Start of the Season at Seaview, Appley Beach, Sunny Scooter Rally at Ryde, The Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes

Extract of text from page 10 Speeding Cyclists at Compton

“The road between Brook and Freshwater Bay is a rollercoaster of a ride with the most amazing views. The wind knocks you sideways when going fast downhill, but the thrill is too great to slow down. I sketched this on location, embedded in a very prickly gorse bush. It was a cold, bright day that was perfect for sketching. I debated whether to include the road sign, but I think it makes the painting.”