Meet our artists, makers and creatives

We proudly present to you our artists, makers and creatives. They are the life blood of Shoreline, exhibiting, selling and teaching in Westgate Galleria and The Eclectic Art Gallery, Margate, and some participate in Margate Made’s pop-up events too. They are a diverse group, working in a very wide range of disciplines and mediums, but all share a passion for their art and a commitment to creating high quality, well-made, artisan products that will give much pleasure to their new owners.

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Libby Cox

Libby Cox

Hi, my name is Libby Cox, I’m a local artist and retired teacher. I work from home in Birchington. I was a teacher for many years at the local Primary school in Westgate. Since retiring I have juggled my time between, my wonderful family, grandchildren and my love of creating artwork. I have always painted and drawn, in some form or other, throughout my teaching career, having studied Fine Art whilst at Teachers Training College in London. I paint and draw a range of subjects from anima...
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Linda Kiddel

Linda Kiddel

My name is Linda Kiddell and I have had a passion for working in art, craft and textiles since I was a teenager. I love to paint, draw, sew and design combining these and other mediums to create one piece of work. Since graduating as a mature student at Rochester UCA with a BA in Art & Design I now describe myself as a social and relational artist.  My creativity is fed by my surroundings and the people I work with. My passion and inspiration derives from teaching, creating and working in...
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Linda Rendle

Linda Rendle

I have always loved sewing since being taught as a young girl by my French grandmother. While working full time as a nurse, sewing was a hobby and I made items for myself, family and friends. However, since reducing my hours in my regular job, I decided to take the plunge and see if anyone else liked what I made. I started with a few craft fairs, then opened an Etsy shop a year ago. In November I was privileged to have a shelf in Westgate Galleria where I have been selling statement cushions ...
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Lola McDowell

Lola McDowell

I’m an artist/maker, with the focus on handwoven textiles and fine arts. My creative practice is about Craft as Art. I started in fine art, then became more focused on hand-weaving, after hearing the phrase “Painting with Yarn”. I took a series of courses, culminating with the Handweavers Diploma. I continue to study, experiment and expand my horizons/knowledge and skills, as the more I learn, the more there is to know! I have exhibited and sold my work across the UK and have been an...
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Lorraine Kinnear

Lorraine Kinnear

I am an Artist and Photographer living in the local area. I consider myself lucky to live in this beautiful part of the country, surrounded by a rich and diverse coastline with amazing sunsets and an abundance of natural woodland. They provide endless photographic opportunities as my artwork is very much inspired by nature and the area in which I live. Although nature is at the heart of my photography, my photographic style is quite abstract. I like to take a shot and then use various tech...
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