In celebration of the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification is hosting a Virtual Art Exhibition entitled Celebrating Biodiversity and the Environment Through Art. Barbados is fortunate to have a number of passionate artists with inspiring works focused on Biodiversity and the Environment, and we would like to shine a spotlight on some of these artists in our “Meet the Artists” series.
First up is the illustrious Cher-Antoinette.
Barbadian Forensic Scientist, Visual Artist & Writer, Cher-Antoinette is multi-faceted and has been successful at NIFCA in Photography 2009, Literary Arts 2011/2012 and Fine Arts 2012/2013. She has published a poetic anthology MY SOUL CRIES in 2013, VIRTUALIS: A New Age Love Story in 2014 and ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY: Poetry & Prose in 2015.
Her artistic journey started in earnest in 2014 where she decided to let her work speak to her life. A self-taught emerging artist, the process included finding what media she was most comfortable with and resulted in works of Watercolour, Pen & Ink, Charcoal, Acrylic and a multi-media mix of all three.
The journey was further enhanced by the many challenges faced as a single parent raising two boys, the insecurity that is seeded by societal expectations and the strength it takes to continue to be honest with oneself. She is also known for her erotic and love poetry and is working on a project to place some of the works in audio.
Cher has gotten much attention since the launch of C-Toi Wearable Art, a jewelry line that showcases her acrylic fluid art. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and brings art to the average person in an affordable form. The pieces are also enhanced with healing crystals such as amethyst, hematite and black onyx.
She has had two solo art exhibitions, “Just Call Me Sarah” at the UWI in 2017 and “The Colours of My Life” in 2018 at the OAS Marcus Garvey Gallery and the Barbados Embassy in Washington DC.
Cher-Antoinette’s Home Studio was opened in August 2017 and is located 3 mins drive from the Airport. The images within the studio show clearly the artist’s belief in
“The Synergy Between Life and Art!”
The artwork can be seen at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/cher-antoinette