Getting To Know Hayley Restall

If you’re looking for art which has a fun take on Folkestone and the surrounding areas then Hayley Restall’s collection is definitely one to check out. She uses the local area as one source of inspiration for her colourful and quirky art including the Martello Tower 3.

Hayley has lived in Hythe for 5 years, right next to Folkestone and is part of the East Cliff Creatives, a local group of artists who work on collaborative and community projects, with a shop in the Old Highstreet in Folkestone. We’re lucky enough to have a few of them on our site!

The community spirit is what Hayley loves most about Folkestone, “I love the way Folkestone is a town for everyone. It just feels like whoever you are is perfectly fine. You don't get that in many places.”.

Hayley has been drawing forever but started selling her work, as with many merchants, first by creating portraits for friends on her dining room table and it’s grown from there. Having been to art college, Hayley started showing and selling her art 12 years ago when she gave up work to have her daughter.