Artist Highlight – Lisa Smith-Fields
Lisa Smith-Fields

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’s piece is this painting by Lisa Smith-Fields entitled ‘Mary’. In this work, we see a lady in a red shirt strolling down an uneven gravel road towards lush, green hillsides. In the foreground are banana, plantain or fig trees, looking as natural to the landscape as the grass it grows beside. These small groves live in peace with the surrounding vegetation and play a role in diversifying the diets of Bajans.

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

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