Scottish artist Eileen Sey paints in a studio in the coastal village of Milford-on-Sea, Lymington, with its inspirational views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The studio is open all year round (by prior appointment only). Contact her here.

All images copyright Eileen Sey 

A graduate of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, I was born in the wild, storm-tossed northeast coast of Scotland and enjoyed a long career as an art teacher before moving to the south coast of England to concentrate on painting.

My work is generally inspired by the landscapes, harbours and coastlines of Hampshire and Cornwall, and ranges from almost representational to abstract. Using acrylic, oils and mixed media on canvas, board and paper, I strive to evoke the effects of varying weather conditions on the landscape and the margins of the sea. I tend to paint spontaneously and quickly without attempting to recreate reality; although the work tends to be figurative, an abstract element is always present.

My work has been on permanent display at the Hampshire Contemporary Artists Gallery in Lymington for many years. I’ve also exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, Southampton Art Gallery, Highcliffe Castle, Upton Country Park in Dorset, Bell Fine Art Winchester and the Affordable Art Fair in London. My work is in private collections in the UK, Holland, New Zealand and California, and I have carried out commissions of large abstract paintings for interiors in Sandbanks and Brighton. My paintings also appeared in the prestigious ‘National Collection of Works in Public Ownership’ volume.