Grey Funnel is an art gallery in Shanklin which opened in October 2019. We specialise in marine paintings and modern British art but also have a good stock of medals, collectables and art books.
Only a small proportion of our stock is on display in Carter Road, which is limited to about 25 paintings, and on our website. If you are interested in work by a particular artist then please contact us for a full list of what is currently available.
A large proportion of our stock is by Island artists including works by Deryck Foster (1924-2011), Martin Swan (b.1951), Cavendish Morton (1911-2015) and Mervyn Pearson (b.1934). We also have works by modern British artists including Mary Fedden RA (1915-2012), Ken Howard RA (b.1932) and Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-1993).
Image: 'Edith May, Winner of the Pin Mill Barge Match 1965' by Cavendish Morton RI, Hon ROI
We are always interested in buying paintings by Deryck Foster, Mervyn Pearson, Cavendish Morton and Peter Jones as well as works by other artists of Island scenes.
Image: 'Whitecliff Bay' by Peter Jones (detail).
Limited edition prints include lithographs and screenprints by Mary Fedden RA, Elizabeth Blackadder RA, Terry Frost RA, Clare Curtis, Carry Akroyd and Mark Hearld.
Image: 'Cat and Fish' by Mary Fedden RA. Lithograph, signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 100.
Great War gallantry medal groups through to campaign medals for the Royal Flying Corps and those won during campaigns such as Gallipoli, the Battle of the Somme and Jutland.
The Great War observer’s M.C. group of six awarded to Lieutenant B. Head, Royal Air Force, late London Regiment, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and Royal Flying Corps.
M.C. London Gazette 22 June 1918: ‘For conspicuous gallantry. On 21 March 1918, he showed great coolness and bravery whilst on contact patrol with Captain E. B. Bryson in the St. Quentin area. While flying at a height of only 200 feet, owing to clouds, under severe rifle and machine-gun fire, he accurately located enemy dispositions and when the machine was forced to land owing to the pilot being severely wounded, he succeeded in destroying the machine, although it was in close proximity to the enemy, and in bringing his pilot back to safety. (Grey Funnel Collection)