Enjoy the brilliant vibrancy of Daniel Jean-Baptise’s paintings on silk, and see more from this artist by visiting his website.
My life as an artist arrived when I was around 9 years of age while growing up in the tropical paradise island of St. Lucia.
The place where I lived was totally surrounded with mango trees, butterflies and birds.
I swam in the Caribbean Sea which was just a two minute walk from my home and could not believe the magic that I felt just watching fish of every colour swim under the wooden jetty.
The light would sparkle as they danced to the shimmering waves. I could not take myself away from that experience and spent most of my days fishing and swimming.
This experience influenced my life so much, that all my art today is a result of having such an exciting childhood.
I want my work to express those magical moments I experienced and still feel today. The silk medium allows for wonderfully vibrant colours and for lighting effects almost as I had seen them all those years ago.