Artist Highlight – Jill McIntyre
Barracuda Bandit
Jill McIntyre

Have you had a chance to check out Biodiversity Barbados’ Virtual Art Exhibition?

The Ministry of Environment is delighted to once again be working with artists in Barbados to highlight biodiversity and the environment on International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).  IDB was celebrated on Sunday May 22nd under the theme is ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’ with the Ministry’s second annual Virtual Art Exhibition.  This year’s Art Exhibit features 30 pieces from different local artists, highlighting the theme of ‘Nature’, and throughout the months of May and June, Biodiversity Barbados will be highlighting the contributing artists and their art.

Today we look at this acrylic painting by Jill McIntyre ( entitled ‘Barracuda Bandit’. Barracuda are torpedo-shaped which reduces their drag in the water, making them a fast and agile predatory fish. They feed near coral reefs, where they are in turn captured by fisher folk and make up part of Barbados’ fisheries.

Tune in again tomorrow for our next highlighted artist and art combo.

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