About the Artist

Sheldon Saint - Biography

Sheldon Saint Fine Art

About the Artist

 

Award winning, Bahamian artist Sheldon Saint is recognized as one who captures the natural beauty and grace of the every-day-island life. Sheldon Saint is a self-taught Artist who has been drawing from the tender age of eight and painting from the age of nineteen. For more than twenty (20) years this artist has been creating exceptional detailed works of art in Oil, Watercolor, Egg Tempera and Conté.

Sheldon has exhibited extensively in The Bahamas in group and solo exhibitions since 1995. His work was accepted for the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Inaugural Exhibition in 2003 and the second National Exhibition in 2004.

Sheldon’s work is featured in the hardcover book, Splash13, Alternative Approaches: The Best of Watercolor. "The Splash books feature artists from more than a dozen countries and Sheldon is the first Bahamian we've had in the series." says Sarah Laichas, editorial coordinator of the North Light Books' series. "Sheldon's painting is exactly the type of piece that makes the Splash books so popular with collectors, aspiring watercolorists and art instructors...’’ His work has also been featured in the Watercolor artist magazine and in 2013, he held his first international exhibition in Canada. Sheldon's paintings hang in private collections in the Bahamas, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, The Republic of China and Trinidad and Tobago.

He is a member of the Grand Bahama Artist Association and The American Watercolor Society.

 

Artist Statement

My paintings offer a view of Bahamian life, both past and present. The predominance of my work is often engaged in some intimate, private setting. The subjects seem to have arrested time for their own purpose. It is compelling to see them and know that they are not part of an affluent class of people. You may want to rescue them, or even envy them because they have the time to luxuriate in the world they inhabit, a world which belonged to me at times.

The colors I choose are not bold and often my compositions mimic the simple everyday life of my subject and their world that I find so intriguing. My paintings remind us of the delicacy of our natural environment and how humankind co-mingles with it. Simplicity, grace and dignity are the implications of my work and the world which is our own.

 

Education/ Training

A self-taught artist who has been painting professionally for the past twenty (20) years capturing the natural beauty and grace of the every-day-island life. One can see the impeccable details in his paintings in oil, watercolor, egg tempera and conté.

 

Awards

2010 - BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA-Finalist ~ Outstanding Watercolor ''Island Boy''

2012 - BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA~ Outstanding Watercolor ''Cathy's Dress''

2012 - BoldBrush Painting Competition, USA -Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor ''Old Shoes''

 

Solo Exhibitions

1996 - First Solo Exhibition, Bahamian Tings - Freeport, Bahamas

2005 - Solo Exhibition - Nassau, Bahamas

2005 - Solo Exhibition - Nassau, Bahamas

2007 - Solo Exhibition - Nassau, Bahamas

2008 - Solo Exhibition - Nassau, Bahamas

2009 - Solo Exhibition - Nassau, Bahamas

2010 - Solo Exhibition - Nassau, Bahamas


Group Exhibitions 

 2003 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas

2003 - Juried Group Exhibition, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas-Nassau, Bahamas

2004 - Juried Group Exhibition, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas-Nassau Bahamas

2004 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association

2005 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas

2006 - Group Show, Chambers House and Garden-Nassau, Bahamas

2006 - Group Exhibition, Art International-Nassau, Bahamas2006 - National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Artists’ Talk

2006 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas

2007 - Group Exhibition, Transforming Spaces-Nassau, Bahamas

2007 - Group Exhibition, Freedom Call-Freeport, Bahamas

2008 - Group Exhibitions, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas
2009 - Group Exhibition, Nassau, Bahamas
2009 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas
2010 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas
2010 - Group Exhibition, Grand Bahama Artist Association-Freeport, Bahamas
 2006 - National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Artists’ Talk


Selected Corporate Commission/Collection

2000 - Discovery Bay Development Company-Freeport, Bahamas

2002 & 2003 - Xanadu Beach Resort-Freeport, Bahamas

2003 - Four Seasons Resort-Exuma Bay Resort, Bahamas

2006 - Taino Beach Resort-Freeport, Bahamas

2007 - West End Junkanoo Committee-Freeport, Bahamas (Presentation to Ginn Bahamas)

Donations

2001 - Cancer Society of the Bahamas

2002 - Half-Way House - Freeport, Bahamas

2002 & 2003 - The Bahamas Red Cross, Donated Images for Christmas Cards

2003 - Grand Bahama Revisited Museum, Freeport Grand Bahamas

2006 & 2008 Endowment for the Performing Arts-Nassau, Bahamas

 

Auctions

2001 - Shoreline Properties - Freeport, Bahamas

2006 - Endowment for the Performing Arts - Nassau, Bahamas

2008 - Endowment for the Performing Arts - Nassau, Bahamas 
2011 - Endowment for the Performing Arts - Nassau, Bahamas

2012 - Endowment for the Performing Arts - Nassau, Bahamas


Workshops/Seminars

Portrait Society of America Conference - Washington, District of Columbia

Grand Bahama Artist Association Workshop - Freeport, Bahamas

Watermark Studios Workshop, Instructor – Freeport, Bahamas

Bahama Treasures Workshop, Instructor – Ontario, Canada


Bibliography

2007, November 9 - Freedom Call ~ A Fine Art Exhibition Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Booklet

2006 - The Endowment for the performing Arts Tenth Anniversary Catalogue Booklet

2006 February - May 2006 Volume Three, Number One ~ National Art Gallery of the Bahamas Newsletter Catalogue

2006 November 24 - May 15, 2007 Art International II Catalogue

2004 - National Art Gallery of the Bahamas National Exhibition Catalogue

2003, July 19 - Grand Bahama Revisited ~ A Museum Exhibit Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Bahamas Memory Booklet

2003, July 7 - October 31st Inaugural National Exhibition of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas Catalogue

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