ABOUT

Welcome to Stripy Art!

Original paintings, limited edition prints and graphic design posters,
by Isle of Wight artist Suzanne Whitmarsh.
 


Its not all about stripes but they do play a big part in my work.

I enjoy painting landscapes that are instantly recognisable but modern and striking in design.
The stripes are painted freehand in acrylics on canvas.
I have been experimenting with Farrow and Ball paints lately, they have a great range of colours and are lovely to use for all styles of painting.
Next up.....acrylic gouache. I think this will suit my style very well.

I am self taught due to a genuine love of experimenting with paints and techniques.
Painting stripes can be intense work and sometimes feel the need to paint in a freestyle.
I love anything retro and have also painted portraits in a pop art style in acrylic or gouache.

I love meeting you all when I'm selling my work at shows, I enjoy hearing your comments about my work.
It is often remarked that my painting style is reminiscent of the old railway posters,
so I have been digitally designing a range of travel style posters.
You can now purchase them here at Stripy Art.

I was born in Watford in 1968. Moved to the Isle of Wight in 1979. Started painting in 2000, selling vibrant art to visitors and locals on the Isle of Wight.
Moved to Dorset in 2012. Connections to the Island remained strong and I returned in June 2018.

I am a member of the
NATIONAL ACRYLIC PAINTERS ASSOCIATION

I have exhibited at Quay Arts, Seaview Gallery, New Remberant Gallery and since moving from the Isle of Wight, have exhibited at Swan Gallery, Frome.
First View Gallery, Stour Head. Cove Gallery, Weymouth. Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge. Dorset Arts Week. The Crypt, St Ives, Cornwall, Park Gallery, Cheltenham.


Paintings and prints are available to buy here, from my SHOP as well as from my high st stockists, see LINKS for details.
Or from my Etsy shop



 

www.stripyartshop.etsy.com