Local Artists

We asked the local artists, "What does ArtEquals mean to you?"...

Katherine Cadin

Art is something anyone and everyone can do. You don’t need expensive materials, after all drawing in the sand with a stick is art!    

So many people say, “Oh I can’t /draw or paint”, but they always surprise themselves when they give it a go.  It is only us holding ourselves back.  

Try it, enjoy it, and you will be amazed at what you can create.   

It’s all about having fun in the process!”

Ian Rolls

“For me ArtEquals just about everything I do.  

Being an artist is not a job, it’s something that informs every aspect of life, often to an obsessive degree.”  

Jools Holt

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” - Picasso  

 “Everyone is an artist. No point saying ‘I can’t draw’.  Watch a small child get excited and wildly create, it’s all in there somewhere.” 

Rian Hotton

“ArtEquals is a great way for students to take a break from screens and get involved in the creative process of producing artworks for public exhibition and sale. 

An insight that maybe the catalyst for developing future local artists, all while promoting the wellbeing benefits of practicing art.” 

Charlotte Hotton Slater

“I have never actually thought of myself as an artist as I am a History teacher, but a recent diagnosis has helped me to understand why I have had so many intense creative obsessions! 

Photography is the latest in a long line, and it has been a source of much joy and contentment. This is why I am very happy to support ‘ArtEquals’. Being a teenager can be a challenging time, and this is exacerbated if you are neurodivergent.”  

Louise Ramsay

"Creativity is an innate characteristic of ours as humans. We create through personal expression in so many ways whether in painting, sculpting, drawing, cooking, baking, gardening, organising, problem solving and creative skills can be learned and developed. We are all unique and valuable and likewise our creative expression will be unique and valuable. You can see from my work that I particularly enjoy the process of painting Jersey’s coast and landscape."

Nicholas Romeril

"I am very fortunate to have a creative career, but it was a decision I made when I was younger. I decided that I didn’t want to make much money when I was in my 20s as I sowed the seeds to develop a strong motivational ethos. Now, as an older person, I am fortunate to travel the world for exhibitions and adventures. I am still learning which is the most exciting part of being an artist."

Rob Allen

 "ArtEquals can mean a few things to me. It can be a leveller in that it doesn’t matter what style your artwork is or whether what you draw or paint is an accurate representation of your subject. What matters is that you believe in your artwork and you have put care, attention and imagination into it. Therefore, art can represent you the artist, you the viewer or in other words art = you. "

Ben Sweeny

"ArtEquals is a means of self-expression which can help individuals channel their emotions in a positive and creative way.

Putting your thoughts on a canvas has huge benefits to your wellbeing without you even realising!"