the ARTISTS  

I was born on the island of Mahe, Seychelles in 1963 and spent my childhood on the island of La Digue.

I studied Art at Seychelles College to A level. I was awarded scholarships to further my studies at Blackheath College of Art and Goldsmiths College, both in London.  A number of important collaborative friendships with fellow artists also helped to focus my direction as an artist, most notably the French artist Mikel Chaussepied who in 1992, introduced me to the techniques of etching. 

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Paul Gilbert is essentially a painter of his environment. He has a special admiration for nature and its different shapes, forms, and colors and, in his vibrant acrylic paintings, gives special attention to light and shadows.  Paul studied fine arts at the School of Art and Design and studied art education in the School of Education and Community Studies at the Seychelles Polythechnic.

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Born in the Seychelles Christine Harter has lived and worked in numerous other locations. Her formal higher training was in the UK at a time when abstraction was very much the order of the day in both colleges and galleries. Upon her return to Seychelles Christine developed a representational style of work for which she has become internationally celebrated and collected.

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Tristan Kim Adams - born in 1977 in Seychelles. He only began to paint in 2006 while on a surfing holiday in Mauritius. He had previously spent years drawing cartoons and designs and writing poetry and stories- but never painting, so this was a great discovery.

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Alyssa Michele Adams was born in Seychelles in 1980 and educated at the International School, Seychelles, and in England at Woldingham School, then Kingston University, where she did an art foundation course, and Chelsea college of art- where her paintings were chosen by the Lord Mayor of London to hang in London's City Hall.

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Michael Arnephie is a prolific local artistic talent who is able to blend and morph his art into contemporary media, translating the aesthetic visions of his mind’s eye into modern day cutting edge graphics digital illustrations.

Born in 1968, Michael hails from Anse Boileau Seychelles where he spent most of his childhood, soaking in the images of life and times of the Wild West coast of Mahe.

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Michelle Griffiths is a Seychelloise Artist who grew up in New Zealand.  Michelle studied Costume Design at Edith Cowan University in Australia and since returning to Seychelles is a full time artist working from her studio in Providence, Mahe. 

Created with her signature vibrant colour palette – the artist works in acrylic paint, watercolours, pencil and ink.

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