ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Christina Sargent & Mike Roberts
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Christina Sargent and Mike Roberts moved to Wheems in 1986. They have built up a working Organic Farm producing organic food for a local market in Orkney and later a holiday campsite.
Christina Sargent was a felt and print artist active in leading workshops in primary and secondary schools. Latterly, she concentrated on painting; there is a small gallery of her work at Wheems. Christina was also a professional oboe player in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and since moving to Orkney she taught all the woodwind instruments to many pupils on the Island. Christina was also one of the founders of the Orkney Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
Mike Roberts is an organic farmer and landscape architect working on ecological house design landscaping projects in Orkney.
Since Christina passed away in 2013, he travels to India every winter to volunteer for several months at a time; pictures of his travels can be found here.
Christina and Mike have a large grown-up family with children living in Orkney, Scotland, England, Australia and the USA.
"Northern Icon" by Christina Sargent
"Mike Roberts in the Vegetables"