Artist Highlight – Valerie Dash

Valerie Dash

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 of a black belly sheep by Valerie Dash entitled ‘Charlie’. This realistic portrait shows Barbados’ famous domestic sheep species bred to be heat, parasite, and disease-resistant. These qualities have made them highly valued in sheep crossbreeding operations. A popular and low maintenance breed, they represent one of Barbados’ prized genetic resources.

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

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