Shalini Seereeram is from Chaguanas and is a graphic artist by profession, but she ventured into the art world and boy are we glad that she did! She studied jewelry design at UTT and she was awarded the President's Medal for excellence in 1997.
She has a very recognizable style which is largely what accounts for her success. Her work is reminiscent of the works of Picasso and Modigliani (an Italian 20th century artist)... she morphs the proportions of the body and changes facial features so they are less realistic and more abstract. (of course I mentioned these artists so I had to give a brief chit chat about them and I showed them a glimpse of what their art looked like). You can see what they saw below.
However Seereeram also tends to focus on her use of colour and line possibly because of her background in graphic design. We also had a chat about what a graphic artist does and I may have seen a couple potential graphic artists in the room perk up :)
I also mentioned the trend in our artists so far... they all excelled academically and did degrees! Hinkson won a scholarship to go to QRC and then studied art in Canada and Paris, Stapleton went to St. Joseph's Convent St. Joseph and did her degree in graphic design abroad and Seereeram likewise studied graphic design abroad and also won a President's medal for excellence! No slackers in this bunch.
Take a look as the campers create their version of this different but beautiful piece by Shalini Seereeram.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)