An image by Isle of Wight artist Ged Wells.
AN exhibition of artwork by Isle of Wight skate legend Ged Wells has gone on show at Newport skate shop Getaround.
Ged started out handpainting his own skateboards in 1978, before moving on to decorating shoes and clothing and signing his work with a mad face icon, eventually creating the brand Insane.
His mother helped by producing trousers, shorts and hats which from fabrics printed with his repeat designs and icons. Insane was sold by mail order then distributed alongside the emerging UK independent skateboard retailers like Pig City Skates in Brighton and Slam City Skates in London.
Ged worked as an architectural illustrator, but began producing skateboard fanzines and interest in his work began to spread.
By 1987, while still skating in competitions across the UK and Europe, he began writing for the then new UK skateboard magazine R.A.D.
In 1989 he moved to London and licensed the Insane brand to Slam City/Rough Trade, but stayed on as creative director.
He has gone on to design a host of fashion collections and his work has been exhibited around the world.
Ged said: "I like to start with a concept for a show which can take me in an unknown direction, so I can make a new story, create a new world.
"It is about discovering and inventing coincidences, illusions of identity, relationships between animals or objects, their environments or their surreal destiny."
Works by Ged will be on show until April 15.