AN ISLE of Wight family-run art shop will close this month after serving the Island for over three decades.

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Forget Me Not on Upper St James’ Street stocked a range of big brands, as well as local and cheaper art materials.

Artists came to explore the shop for its canvases, paints and easels, and an extensive range of greetings cards, board games, children’s and art books, stationary and much more.

The business, which found its home at the old post office, was started by former owners Anne and John Toogood around 35 years ago.

Since 2005, the business has been owned by Clara Kureen.

Clara has been looking for someone to take over the art shop, however, no one could be found to carry on the business.

A new owner for the property has been found, with contract talks ongoing, which is said to bring an exciting venture to the store – but it will not return as an art store.

The shop will be open for the next few weeks until all the stock, now at half price, is gone, with Clara leaving the property by September 1.

Clara said: “Thank you, everyone, for your custom over the years and for keeping the business going.

“Hopefully, we’ll bump into the regulars every now and then.

“If anyone still has vouchers for the shop, come in and cash them before we’re gone.”

She will soon be heading into retirement to relax and enjoy every minute of it.