Last Summer 2016, I spent five days working on the Isle of Wight. Brook Beach, on the West of the Island felt like an oasis of calm, despite looking into one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. I bumped into an old friend in Seaview who’s father had the perfect and surely best view across the channel to the mainland. I spent most of the time painting from their balcony, taking in the wonderful mix of traditional Seaview dinghies (made of elm) that shone in the sun, to ferries, cargo ships and oil tankers