Why Margate Art? 

With its to-die-for sunsets, golden sands, Dreamland, Turner Contemporary, Old Town, the Harbour Arm, Northdown Road, even Arlington House... who could not love England's first - and finest - seaside resort? Margate Art is a celebration of all that. 

Unique. Different. Affordable. 

We aim always to only show images of Margate not available anywhere else. But their uniqueness does not make them by any means unaffordable. 

Prices start at just £2. Quite simply, we believe no one should have to leave Margate without taking something unique away to remember it by.

Our Work

The mainstay of the Margate Art collection is all the work of Julian Samiloff: photographer, painter, sculptor, ceramicist, barrister, psychotherapist and Margate lover.

East-end born Julian spent the bulk of his childhood holidays in Minnis Bay, falling in love with the charms of Margate from an early age. His obvious affection for the place shines through every piece in his unique, ever-evolving, visual homage to the town.

Based on his own original photography, Julian manipulates the images on a Mac to stunning effect: always somewhat surreal, often downright weird, but never what you expect. Love them or loathe them, you cannot ignore them.

Julian's images of Margate are not available anywhere but Margate Art.

Guest Artists

Alongside Julian's permanent collection, Margate Art always aims to display the work of guest artists. Currently it is a superb triptych of portraits of Margate's most famous daughter, Tracey Emin, painted in oils by a leading member of East London’s thriving fine art scene, Paul Brandford

Paul studied at the Royal Academy Schools, and has exhibited widely since 1990 in a variety of exhibitions, including The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, National Open Art Competition, and The Jerwood Drawing Prize, of which he was the winner in 2003.

Paul regularly gives talks at The Royal Academy, his most recent being on Anselm Kiefer.