Painting on natural fibres from tropical trees to produce pieces that brighten homes and spaces. I gather the most durable ‘canoes’ and fronds from the floor bed while on walks to the beach or in the countryside…then prep, paint and sun-bake them and sell them locally (in Barbados.)
They made up a part of the tree and shed naturally so there’s no harm done to the tree at all. Some of them decorate my garden and others have made it to homes, stages and art exhibitions including CARIFESTA held in Haiti that year. These pieces can tolerate light rain and hot sun so you can set them in a covered area on the patio or balcony or stand or mount them in a corner or on a wall inside the house. I call this “The Kalinago Line” inspired by a part of my heritage through my late paternal grandmother – an indigenous Kalinago woman who partially raised me growing up. Here are some art pieces from that line available in my garden studio on the south coast of the island near the sea.
P.S: Visits and sales are seasonal since I travel in between for music. Find out more about that here.
At Art Splash, Barbados
These large fronds are painted multiple times with durable outdoor paint and sun-baked. They range from 4-6ft and prices from Usd. $.250. – $400 depending on intricacy of design. Each side has a different yet complimenting pattern so you can flip to redecorate any space in seconds. 3 and 1/2 – 6ft tall home decor pieces are available in Barbados only. Each piece has a one-of-a-kind design and is sun-baked after painting. To refresh any room in seconds, flip it over for a complimenting design. 3-5 piece theme sets are also available by request and with 50% deposit and balance on delivery. (Please give a minimum of 5 days advance notice for sets to allow for sourcing and sun-baking.) All handpainted tropical decor pieces are neatly packaged and can be delivered island-wide or you’re welcome to come by the outdoor studio on the south coast to pick up your tropical home decor set and plant. Pricing:
- 2 and 1/2ft-3 and 1/2ft “canoes” – USD. $.30
- Large (4-6ft.): Usd. $.250. – $400.
- Theme Set (5 pieces – 2 ‘canoes’ and 3 large fronds ): Usd.1,000.
Theme sets available by special request.
Visit the online shop here or email email@example.com to book a visit to my garden studio.
Some of my other artwork includes ink pen Barbados scene drawings and acrylic painted driftwood. Prints available and international shipping possible for those. All pieces are neatly packaged and come with a handwritten note. Home decor pieces sold locally come with a homegrown plant.