Featured Artists

Julie Sajous

Colour has always been at the centre of everything for me. Graduating in 1985 from Kingston with a Fashion Degree, I found my way through many creative careers, from childrenswear designer to lecturer, potter to painter.


Although originally from Yarmouth, I have lived in New York and Southwest France and it was there, not far from the Bassin d’Arcachon that I became focussed on painting. I became fixated with anything to do with the sea. Returning to England I combined painting with my love of teaching and now run regular classes and workshops in my converted caravan studio, set in rural West Wight.


More recently my work has been leaning towards abstraction, using a variety of media and texture but always using plenty of vibrant colour. Subjects include deep seas, boats, shorelines, buoys, masts and general coastal motifs.


My work is exhibited across the Island, on the mainland and has journeyed overseas! I enjoy a commission and have worked with many clients to create something special for a particular space.