A Passion For Art And Design
The Gallery of Fine Art, Woodbrook opened on August 8 an exhibition titled 2 Individuals featuring the recent works of Alicia De Lima and Fay-Ann Ryan. The title of the exhibition is quite apt as each of these women has her very own unique style and perusing through the gallery looking at the pieces on show was like having actually visited two exhibitions. While De Lima focused on the human form, Ryan explored the various facets of life and culture on the island.
De Lima was born in Trinidad, but now resides here and also in Venezuela.
Throughout her childhood she was always interested in various forms of art, which was encouraged by her parents. Art was one of her main subjects in GCE followed by courses in Ceramics and Introduction to the Arts at the Extra Mural Department of UWI.
In Venezuela De Lima attended classes exploring the appreciation history of world art. She started off drawing in carbon and pastels, then moved to oils and acrylics. She has recently begun to explore watercolours. De Lima has always had a strong focus on the flow of colour in nature as she applied her artistic creativity to clothing such as batik and also paper making, serigraphy, jewelry, household furnishings and handcrafts.
Born in Los Charos, Palo Seco Ryan grew up with a passion for art and design. She studied her craft at the John Donaldson Technical Institute and also at the University of the West Indies. Ryan also taught art and craft for a number of years before focusing her attention on creating her own works.
A quite versatile artist, Ryan loves working with water colours, acrylics and scraper board. She enjoys painting country scenes and believes that people should appreciate all the lovely things in our space and environment.