TWO Island artists have endeavoured to capture the whimsical nature of life on the Isle of Wight with their newest art installation in Sandown.

Boojum and Snark, on the High Street, has unveiled a series of art pieces designed to recapture the hilarity and happenstance of life in one of the Island's seaside towns.

Artists Teresa Grimaldi and Sarah Vardy were inspired to create their newest exhibit, entitled Simply Galumphing Around, by Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark, which was partially written in Sandown.

Artist Teresa Grimaldi said: "My mum Rose was once landlady at the Sandown Tap and my dad, Peter, had an ice-cream parlour on the Battery, so I remember the '70s as a child, the surge of visitors migrating to Sandown with suitcases and returning with memories.

" At some point, as in the poem, there’s been a vanishing and the town’s popularity has diminished, joining the league of faded seaside towns but the magic, beauty and charm is still there.

"Simply Galumphing Around is more than nostalgia, it’s a call to build confidence, to be prepared to galumph and laugh so hard your jaw aches.”

Tracy Mikich, co-founder of Boojum and Snark, said: “The artists interpretation of The Hunting of the Snark and childhood memories bound together in wonderful nonsense will hopefully prompt viewers to think about what makes us feel happy as well as playfully draw attention to the absurdities of life.”