My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Nurturing new talent…

On Wednesday, I painted a portrait for children attending this year’s summer creative arts programme at Dominica’s Old Mill Cultural Centre.  Claudia, a student who had just celebrated her ninth birthday, was my model for the session.  Thank you for modelling Claudia – the painting is yours as a birthday present.

There can be few creative art venues on earth as invigorating as The Old Mill.   I first visited the centre in 1990 and it was one of the main reasons for relocating my studio to Dominica six years ago.  Over the years, Raymond Lawrence and Pearl Christian, together with the rest of the staff, have become good friends.  Their talents cover all facets of the arts: music, dance, theatre, writing, painting and woodcarving.  I look forward to working with them again in the near future.

Our son Tristan is on the front row and he's enjoying the sessions immensely.

1 comment:

  1. It is so essential to encourage children to explore and develop their creativity.