A flutter of butterflies

Whimsical art installation creates beauty out of trash. Almost the entire interior wall of a house in the Cayman Islands has been covered in beautiful blue butterflies by renowned New York City artist Paul Villinski. Famed...

The Growth of the National Gallery

The new National Gallery and Education Centre, scheduled for completion in late 2011, will be the islands’ cultural hub, the premier venue for Caymanian and international art, education and scholarship.

A painting prophecy

Years ago when Kara Julian was a student, a fortune-teller predicted she would one day become a teacher. As she was then on scholarship to study accounting in the United States, the West Bay native...

Rising Stars

Cayman has one of the most vibrant art scenes in the Caribbean, with a wealth of unique artists. Yet it is not just established artists who are helping to put the islands on the map.

In the frame

Taking the time to frame your artwork will create a focus for the piece, displaying it to the best effect in your home. 

 

The magic of Mystic Glo

An award-winning Caymanian artist makes his work shine in the night. InsideOut finds out how.

 

Logwood turned to art

The Logwood tree, which was once at the heart of Cayman’s economy, has found a new lease of life by being turned into eco-friendly, functional artwork.

 

Yonier Powery.

The surreal world of Yonier Powery

Cuban artist adopts Cayman Islands as home and the subject of his creativity. Prestigious Cuban artist Agustin Villafaña upturned a trash bin and asked a young and ambitious Yonier Powery if he really wanted to...

Heaven in Havana

InsideOut tours an Art-Deco hideaway in Havana, Cuba There is a famous quote by Ernest Hemingway’s in the “The Old Man and the Sea” that reads: “Now is no time to think of what you...

Blooming flower arranging

There is no question that there is an art to flower arranging. Anyone who has brought home a bouquet of roses or other popular blooms knows that simply dumping long stalks in a stumpy...

With an eye to the future

Assuming the directorship of a national non-profit organisation in the midst of an economic downturn requires creative thinking, resourcefulness and old fashioned hard work. Fortunately, by their very nature arts agencies are a hotbed of creative activity and when you work daily with artists you can’t help but ...

The essence of Cayman

Known for her detailed and representative pictures, Caymanian artist Jo Austin draws endless inspiration from the diversity of the natural and built environment found here. Attracted by the interplay of light, texture and mood,...

National Gallery Exhibit

The relationship between art and life is central to The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Since its birth in 1997, the gallery has been at the forefront of Cayman’s artistic scene; it represents the culture and people of the islands, while, at the same time, making art accessible to the public.

Finding Lazarus

One theme that has become evident is fruit trees, inspired by her island surroundings full of coconuts, breadfruit, bananas, and the most beautiful sea grapes showing off their vibrant colors.

 

A stroke of genius

Internationally acclaimed artist Bendel Hydes may have grown up in the ‘islands time forgot’ but even as a child his thoughts and aspirations went beyond Cayman. At the age of six, he spent a year...

This Art is on Fire

Artist Jeff Koons referred to the gallery as “the arena of representation,” and in the modern world the definition of these arenas is delightfully smudged. Art is not confined to buildings designed specifically for it;...

Instant Gratification

In these days of Pinterest, even a minimalist approach to design is big and bold. From statement walls to the ubiquitous obsession with bohemian everything, big time interior statements demand equally large décor or...
Canvas with family images on wall behind a sofa and chairs

Create your own canvas

Make memories into works of art. In this snap-happy, technology driven age, large collections of digital prints are amassed, but many remain on phones or computers indefinitely. One artistic way to bring photos to life is...

Painting with a Cayman palette

Artist finds the tropical colours and flowers an inspiration for her work on canvas.

 

Turtle

Magical Marine Life

Abstract images of the underwater world are transformed into statement artworks. The magic and the mysteries of marine life in the Cayman Islands have been captured by photographers millions of times. Now these images are being...

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