The art of Feng Shui

If you have ever wondered why some people seem to have energy, luck and happiness, while your own life seems cluttered and confusing, it is time to consider your environment. 

 

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...

An Ancient Art

This ancient technique conjures images of old men plying their wares on the misty canals of Venice. Fusing beauty and danger, glassblowing is a rare and delicate art, one that often seems forgotten in this modern age.

A private viewing

The names Dali, Picasso, Rembrandt and Munch would seem more at home in a Parisian museum than in a quiet Caymanian neighbourhood.

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.

Decorating tip

The way a person chooses to decorate their home or workplace is a reflection of their personality and tastes.

 

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...

Collectible Art

 In a world filled with identical, mass produced consumables, we prize most highly that which is rare or unique. And because we value rare things, we want to acquire them.

 

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,...

Rising talent in the local arts’ firmament

Sidebar: With an eye to the futureWith a vibrant arts scene now firmly established in Cayman, new talent is emerging daily. Keep a close eye on the follwing three artists whose work, while technically...

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.

 

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. 

 

Underwater Art

All of the artists have, at some point, stayed at Sunset House and have definitely been acquainted with us over the years. 

 

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 ...

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...

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...

Art of Stained Glass

A large window-sized piece can take Nancy up to 90 hours to complete.

 

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.

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.

 

Captivated by Charles Long

“The paintings record the changing face of Cayman; they chronicle physical and social changes…”

 

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