The Artist

Art in Barbados
The Artist - Heather McDonald

I first discovered my gift for painting on the beautiful island of Barbados my ancestral home, capturing the warmth of the Caribbean, merging golden cane fields with red-hot sunsets and turquoise seas indelibly printed on my mind.

“My inspiration comes from the beauty of nature in perpetual change, from the rugged coastlines of Bathsheba to the tranquil calm of the West Coast, exploring the gifts of the morning skies to the fiery sunsets at night.

My figurative work represents wholeness, strength and spiritual power. The Aset collection reveals the moon symbolising love, fertility and the Goddess within. My extensive travels around the world has also inspired not only my art but my photography where I endeavour to capture the beautiful picturesque locations I have visited.

With a calm contemporary style, combined with gentle rhythmic fusions, painting for me is a form of meditation a way to calm and still the mind. I feel my art is intuitive and an extension of my spiritual expression. I also explore feelings and emotions through the use of vibrant colours and textures, creating a bridge to allow the viewer to feel a connection and be drawn to the essence and mood of each piece.

I have exhibited widely and my paintings can be found in private collections in London, Barbados, Dubai, Italy, California and Australia.


Lime Grove Art Gallery, Barbados
On the Wall Gallery at Champers, Barbados
On the Wall Gallery at Earth Works, Barbados
Saatchi Gallery, Online Gallery

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Heather McDonald All Rights Reserved.