The Solent is a 20 mile long stretch of water that borders South Hampshire. The coastline has a wealth of nature reserves, country parks and activity centres offering all sorts of wonderful water sport opportunities. Much of the coastline is designated as a Special Area of Conservation. It is an important recreational area for water sports, particularly yachting and hosts the annual sailing event of Cowes week. It is sheltered by the Isle of Wight and is a very busy shipping lane for passenger, freight and military vessels. It is a sailing enthusiasts paradise and is the gateway over to the Isle of Wight.
Cowes Week inspired me to create this artwork and I just love the colours of the sails.
Artwork inspired by a photograph taken by YanLev - Shutterstock/YanLev/Sailing Regatta