Hilton Barbados’ Gallery of Caribbean Art – Featuring Margaret Rodriguez’ Art
The Gallery of Caribbean Art, located at the Hilton Hotel, has named famed water colour artist, Margaret Rodriguez, November?s artist of the month, her colourful paintings will be featured in the gallery for the entire month.
Margaret’s art bursts from a mind that remembers the Barbados images of days pass, bringing to mind when life was possibly easier and definitely simpler.
Margaret infuses typical Bajan imagery with bold strokes of vivid colour resulting in a unique Barbadiana style that has excited local and international collectors over the last fifteen years.
This month?s the Gallery of Caribbean Art will feature twelve of Margaret’s original watercolours:-
The look of a beached fishing boat typical of many fishing villages in and arround Barbados.
West Coast Beach Garden
A moody snapshot of a unique view from the lobby of a popular hotel.
Wax Flowers Arrangement
The wax here refers to the painting style, reminiscent of a vaguely batik format, rather than the type of flowers.
Leafing it alone
A close up of croton leaves exploding with the colour of the Caribbean.
West Indian cricket at it most colourful.
St. James Church Garden
A portrait of the church where Margaret was married.
A still life of fruit remembered from a time when they were readily available in Barbados homes.
A favorite of Margaret?s imagery, chattel house easily dominate as her preferred subject matter.
Christmas in the Caribbean can be summed up in one floral image, the red poinsettia.
Margaret?s rendition of coconuts sharpens the focus of her painting style, adding numerous colours to the typical green coconut that all but emphasis the coconut?s true Caribbean origin.
A true sight from yesteryear when, as children, it was a typical to see baptisms at the seaside.
Another snapshot of what is becoming typical on our coasts in Barbados.
The Gallery of Caribbean Art also carries a range of Margaret?s chattel house prints collection as well as the Christmas Greeting cards the profits of which she shares 50/50 with her adopted charity, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.