Jackie Philip: A Colourist in the Caribbean

2 - 25 September 2021

A solo exhibition of paintings recently executed in Barbados.

A trip to Barbados for a few weeks last year turned into seven months of being stranded on the Caribbean island, partly due to Lockdown and partly to the fallout from the volcanic eruptions of La Soufriere on St Vincent. Jackie Philip set up a temporary studio to make good use of this time. She came to observe the abundance of nature in all its forms, from the tiniest dragonflies, to birds, fruit, flowers and mahogony trees to the expansive canopy of stars and moonlight overhead. The images that resulted are informed by a variety of cultures and traditions and her latest paintings are more expansive and filled with luminosity and colour.