THE fantastic depictions of Island scenes by artist Maria Ward are just some of the delights promised at a forthcoming exhibition at Quarr Abbey.

Maria will be exhibiting alongside ceramicist Lis Toft, Pat and Jim Clarke and Tim England at Quarr Abbey from November 4 to 9, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

There will be an array of Christmas themed arts and crafts for special gifts, and works of art celebrating the Isle of Wight landscape and its people.

With an exciting mix of ceramics, prints, paintings and photography there is something for everyone.

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Maria and Lis will be demonstrating in the exhibition room and available to chat about the processes involved as well as answering questions.

Maria sketches on location to compose her paintings as well as capture the feel of a place.

She sketches the people, birds and animals who happen to pass with a bit of humor, lots of details and bright colours.

In addition to painting Maria designs homeware, jigsaws and Isle of Wight merchandise, including Isle of Wight playing cards and a colouring-in book.