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At Island Blue, our mission is to capture these transforming moments and create images that reflect our passion. Our desire is to share the harmony and pleasure that natural colours give us.

Over the last 30 years as Island Blue, we have come to be recognised as having a distinctive vision that has been shaped by a singular passion – a love for the natural colours of life. Island Blue publish a distinctive range of graphic calendars featuring the work of JOLOMO, Anthony Barber, Elspeth Gardner, Perkins & Morley and photographic calendars by Laurie Campbell, Martin Guppy, & Bernie Keating.

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Martin Guppy, Founder of Island Blue and photographer

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Anthony Barber

Anthony J Barber was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1962. He studied Architecture and Design to Post Graduate level in West Yorkshire. During this time he sketched and painted both in Yorkshire and on Scotland’s West Coast and Islands. In 1994 he moved to the Isle of Lewis.

He now paints full time, working in his studio gallery, just above the harbour and beach, in the village of Port Of Ness. Anthony’s work is based primarily on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly the West Coast and Hebrides.

His original works can be seen at the Harbour View Gallery, Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis and in a number of U.K galleries. Including the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) exhibition at the National Gallery for Scotland, Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

He also supplies prints and greeting cards to shops and galleries throughout the U.K. His original paintings are in private collections in the U.K, Europe, U.S.A and Australia.

Anthony J Barber was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1962. He studied Architecture and Design to Post Graduate level in West Yorkshire. During this time he sketched and painted both in Yorkshire and on Scotland’s West Coast and Islands. In 1994 he moved to the Isle of Lewis.

He now paints full time, working in his studio gallery, just above the harbour and beach, in the village of Port Of Ness. Anthony’s work is based primarily on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly the West Coast and Hebrides.

His original works can be seen at the Harbour View Gallery, Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis and in a number of U.K galleries. Including the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) exhibition at the National Gallery for Scotland, Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

He also supplies prints and greeting cards to shops and galleries throughout the U.K. His original paintings are in private collections in the U.K, Europe, U.S.A and Australia.

Anthony-Barber

Anthony Barber

Jolomo

The passion John has for painting comes through his work. His love of life reflects itself in the boldness of colour. For me as a photographer and publisher what matters most is capturing the feeling of the subject, this John does, turning into the emotion of the landscape, in particular, the landscape of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

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Jolomo

John’s paintings have all the passion and feeling exuding out of them that capture that moment in time of special quality of light. It’s a real celebration of colour. Colour not for thefaint hearted, it explodes off the canvas daring to igniteand touch your soul and sense. There is a real sense of beauty in viewing a painting on a daily basis, and experiencing many and varied feelings from it. John’s work has the quality within it. Knowing the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as intimately as John does gives an artist a freedom of being able to relax into the humourof people and landscape. With such beauty to be found in humour, what better combination to achieve in a painting than a joyful smile! John donates a percentage of his sales to charity and makes significant donations of art work to charity each year. In November 2012, John and his wife Maureen were invited by HRH The Princess Royal to become Vice Presidents of Carers Trust.

From 2005 John established The Jolomo Foundation, a charitable body aimed at promoting and encouraging the painting of the Scottish landscape. The Jolomo Awards are the largest privately funded art awards of their kind in the UK. In November 2008 John was presented with an Honorary Doctoratefrom the University of the West of Scotland and in November 2009he received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Abertay Dundee University, for “A significant contribution to Scottish culture”. In the 2011 New Year’s Honours List John received an OBE for services to art and to charity in Scotland. John was awarded the London Great Scot Lifetime AchievementAward at The Savoy Hotel in London in November 2017. The first recipient in 2013 was Sir Andy Murray, in subsequent years winnersof the award have been Nicola Benedetti, Sam Torrance and Jamie Murray. John commented “It is a great honour to follow in their footsteps”a sentiment I am sure we can all wholeheartedly echo.

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Perkins & Morley

Jill Perkins and Jan Morley have designed many different products; from wooden toys through to tableware surface patterns. They started designing and publishing their own design-led greetings card ranges in 2010 and have since expanded their bestselling ranges into gift and home-wares.

Their popular Collective Nouns and Animal Ink ranges are available on cards, coasters, key rings, mugs, prints, magnets, tea towels,gift wrap, table mats and chopping boards and the list grows. All their products are designed and made in Britain and they are passionate about using materials that are environmentally friendly. All their cards are printed on recycled paper stock, using recycled paper envelopes and biodegradable bags. Jill lives in Devon and Jan lives in Cumbria.

Jill Perkins and Jan Morley have designed many different products; from wooden toys through to tableware surface patterns. They started designing and publishing their own design-led greetings card ranges in 2010 and have since expanded their bestselling ranges into gift and home-wares.

Their popular Collective Nouns and Animal Ink ranges are available on cards, coasters, key rings, mugs, prints, magnets, tea towels, gift wrap, table mats and chopping boards and the list grows. All their products are designed and made in Britain and they are passionate about using materials that are environmentally friendly. All their cards are printed on recycled paper stock, using recycled paper envelopes and biodegradable bags. Jill lives in Devon and Jan lives in Cumbria.

Jill Perkins and Jan Morley have designed many different products; from wooden toys through to tableware surface patterns. They started designing and publishing their own design-led greetings card ranges in 2010 and have since expanded their bestselling ranges into gift and home-wares.

Their popular Collective Nouns and Animal Ink ranges are available on cards, coasters, key rings, mugs, prints, magnets, tea towels,gift wrap, table mats and chopping boards and the list grows. All their products are designed and made in Britain and they are passionate about using materials that are environmentally friendly. All their cards are printed on recycled paper stock, using recycled paper envelopes and biodegradable bags. Jill lives in Devon and Jan lives in Cumbria.

Jill Perkins and Jan Morley have designed many different products; from wooden toys through to tableware surface patterns. They started designing and publishing their own design-led greetings card ranges in 2010 and have since expanded their bestselling ranges into gift and home-wares.

Their popular Collective Nouns and Animal Ink ranges are available on cards, coasters, key rings, mugs, prints, magnets, tea towels, gift wrap, table mats and chopping boards and the list grows. All their products are designed and made in Britain and they are passionate about using materials that are environmentally friendly. All their cards are printed on recycled paper stock, using recycled paper envelopes and biodegradable bags. Jill lives in Devon and Jan lives in Cumbria.

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Perkins & Morley

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Elspeth Gardner

Elspeth Gardner studied ceramics at Glasgow School of Art, before going to Stoke on Trent to complete a Masters in Ceramic Design.She returned home to Glasgow and set up Elspeth Gardner Ceramic in 1991, specialising in handmade and painted tiles, developing a quirky,humorous style that quickly proved very popular.

She loves living and holidaying in Scotland, and many of her designs are inspired from the many places she has visited. Now working from home, she continues to work on public and private commissions, and has had her products sold through Jenners, Visit Scotland, the National Trust and John Lewis as well as many lovely independent shops throughout the country.

Elspeth Gardner studied ceramics at Glasgow School of Art, before going to Stoke on Trent to complete a Masters in Ceramic Design. She returned home to Glasgow and set up Elspeth Gardner Ceramic in 1991, specialising in handmade and painted tiles, developing a quirky, humorous style that quickly proved very popular.

She loves living and holidaying in Scotland,and many of her designs are inspired from the many places she has visited. Now working from home,she continues to work on public and private commissions, and has had her products sold through Jenners, Visit Scotland, the National Trust and John Lewis as well as many lovely independent shops throughout the country.

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Elspeth Gardner